On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM, J. McRee Elrod <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

How does the proposed consigning our local bibliographic data to the "cloud", with links for local display, relate to the need for relocalization as we exhaust fossil fuels?


Data centres will continue to be sited in areas with the most advantageous energy costs, with concomitantly reduced transmission losses.  If prices for different sources change over time, new centers will be built in newly advantaged regions. 

It's like having cataloging outsourced to a specialist company instead of performing it in house.