As attention to research data management and re-use grows I was interested to see the Gateway to Scientific Data provided by CISTI at the National Research Council Canada.
Access to data from scientific research is increasingly important to collaborative research. This section aims to improve access to scientific research data for Canadians and support the use and re-use of data sets by providing a central gateway, as well as resources to guide data management activities. [NRC-CISTI Gateway to Scientific Data]
Libraries are not ends in themselves, but serve the interests of the organizations of which they are a part. As university emphasis varies around research, education and career poles, we can expect to see libraries evolve to support those emphases more strongly.