Mita Williams has an excellent blog post titled Why Libraries Should Maintain the Open Data of Their Communities. It's a long (for a blog post), but important read, and includes an excellent history of how Canadian government data has evolved, and how it compares (poorly) to US government data .
I've been making the same case for Libraries and Open Data myself this year, but in a much less eloquent and scholarly way :-) While Mita's post is based on slightly older research (2014), the bibliography is still a great place to learn pretty much all you need to know on the subject. Having similarly researched over the course of this year, I sadly don't think much has come out in the interim, except maybe Brian Jackson's 2015 article, The State of Canadian Library Data.
If you're at all interested in the role libraries can or should play when it comes to Open Data, you owe it to yourself to carve out some time to give Mita's post a read.