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New Digital Library Launched in Romanian Transit Station

October 8th, 2012 by · 6 Comments · digital library


I’ve always been a fan of libraries, whether they are built into the flatbed of a truck in Mexico D.F. or whether they’ve grown to cover the entire city of Klagenfurt, Austria. Today’s library can be found in Romania, where Vodaphone has converted a subway station into a digital library.

Throughout the month of October, riders who visit the Pia?a Victoriei metro station will be able to scan QR codes and dwonload ebooks and audiobooks. This project, which was launched in collaboration with Editura Humanitas, offers readers samples of 49 ebook titles in Epub and PDF as well as 10 audiobook titles. You can find the ebooks here, The selection is a mix of original and translated works.

As clever as this idea is, it is really nothing more than a marketing ploy. I think it would have been better served if they had offered free public domain titles instead of a limited number of samples. Now that would have had a positive effect by getting people to read.

Universign.ro via eBookFriend.ly

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