Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 28th August
Will digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger?
Simon Chaplin is head of the Wellcome Library
http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/aug/28/digital-digitisation-libraries-books-wellcome

The Star : 29th August
‘Set up to fail’ – Sheffield library lease fears weeks before takeover
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/set-up-to-fail-sheffield-library-lease-fears-weeks-before-takeover-1-6811025 

The Star : 29th August
Sheffield | Councillor insists Walkley ‘will have library’ 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/councillor-insists-walkley-will-have-library-1-6811118

Radio KLFM News : 29th August
West Norfolk | Arts and Sport Handed To New Leisure Trust
It joins around 35% of councils who have handed over things like libraries, sports centres, and arts to independent trusts.
http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/1381784/arts-and-sport-handed-to-new-leisure-trust/

Romford Recorder : 29th August
Havering Council budget: Ex-libraries chief slams ‘vandalism’
http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/council_budget_ex_libraries_chief_slams_vandalism_1_3748777

Romford Recorder : 29th August
Services at risk as Havering Council aims to make drastic spending cuts
The councils proposals, which will be scrutinised by fellow councillors and the public, include slashing the library services budget by more than £1million …
http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/council_budget_services_at_risk_as_havering_council_aims_to_make_drastic_spending_cuts_1_3748775

East Lothian News : 29th August
Budget savings to hit East Lothian libraries
details of libraries affected
http://www.eastlothiannews.co.uk/news/budget-savings-to-hit-east-lothian-libraries-1-3522489

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