"The university library of the future will be sparsely staffed, highly decentralized, and have a physical plant consisting of little more than special collections and study areas. That's what Daniel Greenstein, vice provost for academic planning and programs at the University of California System, told a room full of university librarians Wednesday at Baruch College of City University of New York, where the higher education technology group Ithaka held a meeting to discuss "sustainable scholarship." "We're already starting to see a move on the part of university libraries... to outsource virtually all the services [they have] developed and maintained over the years," Greenstein said. Now, with universities everywhere still ailing from last year's economic meltdown, administrators are more likely than ever to explore the dramatic restructuring of library operations" - Inside Higher Ed
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/09/24/libraries#atssh-delicious