A proposal made by Staffordshire County Council to centralise Staffordshire’s Archive Service and the William Salt Library Collections has been made public.
Staffordshire County Council would like to hear your views and suggestions about the proposal to bring the William Salt Library and Lichfield Record Office collections under one roof at an extended Staffordshire Record Office site.
Under these proposals there are a number of worrying factors including:
- The loss of the identity of the William Salt Library which will become indistinguishable from the Record Office; the building itself will be disposed of. It is unclear whether anything resembling a library would be re-invoked.
- If the proposal goes ahead it is far from clear that users will receive an improved service; the real driver behind the scheme appears to be saving the County Council money and relinquishing responsibility for the Library building.
They would also like to find out what type of activities you would like to see delivered by the Archive Service in the future.
Staffordshire County Council wants to hear what you think!