Editorial - Google’s Big Plan for Books -
"Google’s effort could create new interest in millions of out-of-print books, which would be made available at no cost at public libraries. That means that a student at a community college or a freelance writer could access the same books as a Harvard professor."
Of course the Times seems to still be trapped in the blablabla Print is Dead, Old, Dying, Dinasour blablablabla. But do you think public libraries are not going to want to distribute print copies? Then consider teachers in high school, college or graduate school.
Signal v noise and you think what you think, because you see what you see.