An SSRN paper by Jonathan E. Germann
His premise: It is time libraries stop investing in a local public online catalog, a century old device used to facilitate access to physical holdings within a library. Instead, it is time for libraries to become experts at helping patrons navigate the world of the anti-library by creating original content in the form of subject guides. It is also time for libraries to focus on owning digital resources that can be manipulated by computer algorithms.
Read the paper at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457638