"Librarians share a similar concept of property with open source, that of stewardship and distribution. "
An OPLIN podcast: http://www.oplin.org/4cast/index.php/?p=77
Even more about OSS in libraries: http://www.webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=510
Two articles about libraries that have already taken the plunge:
"The open source movement and libraries have a lot in common, not the least of which is the belief in free and open access to ideas and information. "
Furher discussion on a blog set up for this new initiative: http://statelibraryohioils.blogspot.com/