A Very Defiant Duckling Named Ender sent over The Economics of Digitization: An Agenda for NSF [PDF] by By Shane Greenstein, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern. He added " Which might be a key place for librarians to fit into."
Our starting point is the gap between research and recent changes brought about by
digitization. The increasing creation, support, use, and consumption of digital representation of
information touched a wide breadth of economic activities. In less than a generation digitization
has transformed social interactions, facilitated entirely new industries and undermined others,
and reshaped the ability of people –consumers, job seekers, managers, government officials, and
citizens – to access and leverage information.