A $5 million grant to create an open digital reading room at Boston’s public library system has been awarded to a startup called Rochester Public Library.
The company, based in Massachusetts, hopes to make the space available to anyone with an Internet connection.
The space is being used by hundreds of Boston residents to read online and use it to keep up with the pace of the city.
The library system will use the funds to install computers, install Wi-Fi and install printers, according to a news release.
It will also help build a digital library.
Rochester will be the first library in the country to offer the technology.
The project is part of a larger effort to create a digital public library that will serve as a digital resource for the city, said Mark Haskins, vice president of business development for the library system.
The RFP, which was released last month, covers a wide range of technology, including computers, tablets and smartphones.
It also includes an application to help patrons access digital resources, including social media and podcasts.
“The idea is to provide a service to the public that will help them connect to their library, whether it’s through their phone, their computer, their tablet, their smart device,” Haskens said.
The city will also pay $200,000 to help the startup with software development.
Roosters project is a pilot program that’s expected to start this fall and take a year or two to complete.
The technology is a big step toward the city making its library available to the general public.
The Boston Public Libraries, which operate a massive public library network, was built by the city in 1913 to be a public library, but the project has grown into a sprawling, sprawling network of over 100 libraries, libraries and other public institutions in the city of Boston.
The libraries are located in neighborhoods and in several different areas of the community.
The Roosteries project, which is part-funded by a grant from the John Hancock Foundation, aims to open up a public digital library for people with limited access to the internet.
A portion of the funds will be used to build and install computers and software.
It is the first of a series of RFPs that are part of the library’s $9 billion plan to modernize its systems.
The plan includes building a digital collection library in partnership with a startup company, building new libraries and libraries for other communities in the Boston area.
The other part of Roosterys RFP involves the establishment of a new digital library, and the libraries hope to get access to that library through the library network.
A library is the library that holds and provides services to the community, according the library.
That includes serving as a resource to citizens, as well as an information and reference source for information and information-sharing between citizens and the library itself.