It is also something of a paradox that academic staff, who almost by definition work at the leading edge of their discipline and thrive on change are library and in many cases IT conservatives, seeking investment in back runs of journals and support for long since superseded or home-made software. As the mythical Professor Quincy Wagstaff (from the 1932 Marx Brothers film Horse Feathers) would have it ‘Whatever it is, I’m against it’. [In: Hanson, Terry. 2005. Managing academic support services in universities: the convergence experience. London: Facet.p.101]
The library does not have a singular network presence. There may be a main website, but the library also syndicates its presence to other venues (e.g. RSS), has unbundled to social sites (e.g. Facebook), and sources activity in the cloud (e.g. LibGuides).
The collection remains central to the library experience. However, as library services evolve beyond the collection so it makes sense for discovery services to represent more of what the library does and can provide - to move from 'full collection discovery' to 'full library discovery.'