Italy: “Rome Digital Library Lets Commuters Read E-Books At Bus Stops”
From Wanted in Rome:
Italy’s first mobile digital library uniting public transport with literature has been launched in Rome in what is being hailed as the largest project of its kind in Europe.
The +Viaggi +Leggi initiative, which translates as +Travel +Read, will allow commuters to choose from hundreds of titles including e-books, audio books and music tracks for free.
Access is available at bus and tram stops and subway platforms across the capital, letting commuters read or listen to music as they while away the time waiting for their bus or train to arrive, before continuing to read on their journey.
There are more than 18,000 QR codes to match the same number of library access points on the transport network.
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