Interesting article on the reorganization of the New York Public Library. I personally like the changes in the library is making and think it will thrive in the future. While I do understand the concerns of the researchers and their fears of not having quick access to books. I think the key word in that sentence is quick. They will still be able to access them and like they say, will need to plan ahead.
This article reminds me of students who come into the library a day before a paper is due and flabbergasted that the library does not have the books he needs in stock. Luckily to these students libraries now have access to databases and online resources that can substitute those books. Still most of these students learn the importance of planning ahead. Personally I think experiences like these are bench marks of growing up and becoming an adult.