As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
It is too early to say whether libraries will succeed at redefining themselves in the digital age. But “it definitely seems that some are successful in setting up new things”.
If the emerging complex data environment is any predictor, libraries will one day be part of a vast ecosystem dealing with information curation. But everybody hopes that the borders between repositories will be seamless, so that a researcher running a query from his or her desk can pull up data from around the world.