Here is a nice example of integration between library and learning environments.
The University of Michigan Library provides course reserves information to the Sakai-driven campus course management system through RSS. We will discuss the system’s framework, describe technical challenges, and suggest collaborative strategies for implementing a similar service. Usage statistics, user responses, and strategies for overcoming technical challenges will also be discussed. [EDUCAUSE | Resources | Resource Center Abstract]
Note the use of RSS, which now seems to be everywhere.
Spotted in EdTechPost.
Libraries are not ends in themselves, but serve the interests of the organizations of which they are a part. As university emphasis varies around research, education and career poles, we can expect to see libraries evolve to support those emphases more strongly.