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LIBRARIES BOOK LOTTERY CASH FOR NET CONNECTION

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The Guardian (p13) reports that libraries will receive£68m of lottery money to form an electronic 'national grid f...
The Guardian (p13) reports that libraries will receive£68m of lottery money to form an electronic 'national grid for learning' by the year 2000.£20m will be used to train librarians in information technology.

The paper also reports on the launch of prime minister Tony Blair's initiation into cyber debates, as people are invited to put questions to him over the web.

The scheme was launched in Croydon central library chosen, says the paper, because the its technological advancement means it resembles the electronic temple which the government hopes all bigger libraries will become by 2000.
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