What comes to mind after reading the OCLC NextSpace Newletter is that libraries will always be of major importance in a country that values education and freedom. No matter where you live, if you want to learn about something, there is a place with books, technology, and interested people to help you study.
Ideally, articles should be indexed by a person so that no news is lost; perhaps part of the job of posting on a website would be confirming some obvious search terms and adding any "tags". Also, people should be able to access computers relatively easily in order to retrieve the articles. Plus, they need to have enough time with the computer to learn about the fun Web 2.0 sites like Flickr and Blogger.
Of course, the school library would be responsible for teaching skills while the public library reinforces and reviews. The school library would also be responsible for creating a studious yet enjoyable environment for the particular population. Thusly, children who visit the library will desire to continue to visit as adults.