A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Information Rights and Wrongs : 13th March
The Right to Unknown Information

PublicService.co.uk : 13th March
NHS cash to turn libraries and pubs into digital health hubs

The NHS Commissioning Board has announced plans to get 100,000 more people using the internet to improve their own health.  As part of a new partnership with the Online Centres Foundation, the commissioning board will provide funding to help develop existing UK Online Centres based in libraries, communities, centres and even pubs …

Sky News : 13th March
Newcastle College Provides New Hope For Four Branch Libraries Facing The Axe

This Is Derbyshire : 13th March
New £1.4m Chaddesden library named after Derby MP Phillip Whitehead opens after 12-year campaign

Capita Software : 12th March
Capita launches new white paper: ‘Protecting Library Services’

Daventry Express : 13th March
Innovation award for library enterprise hubs 
Northamptonshire County Council’s library service has received a national award for its work to help local people get started in business.

Eastbourne Herald : 13th March
Library and housing complex underway 
The project is part of a multi-million pound investment in libraries in East Sussex which will also see new facilities built in Hastings and Newhaven. The Seaford complex is expected to open in spring 2014.

Artist's impression of The Forum, Southend on Sea

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