" Academic libraries are facing a disruptive future. There are new technologies, new pedagogies, new publishing models and new environments, all converging with teaching and research. This multiplicity of change is bubbling forth and setting up for new directions in the years ahead."
This is true.
Someone could say that it's a sadly truth, but I personally prefer to define it as an excitingly truth.
New technologies and new users' needs can provide to academic libraries new paths to follow and new projects and services to be implemented.
But to do that we need new models and mindsets.
Brian Mathews' article "Too much assessment, not enough innovation: R&D models and mindsets for academic libraries" offers a very interesting starting point.