January 18, 2022

Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Pubget

From a CCC News Release:

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)  has acquired MA-based Pubget, a solutions provider focused on expediting the acquisition and analysis of content.

Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Its solutions make research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information. Pubget has served more than 5 million researchers and 500 research centers in 2011.

“Blending Pubget’s current and future offerings with CCC’s broad portfolio of licensing products will provide clients with a complete professional information solution,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center. “We’re thrilled to welcome Pubget’s team to CCC and look forward to working together to quickly create market-driven solutions that meet the needs of those who produce content and those who use it.”

Pubget was founded in 2007 by Arnaout who holds an MD from Harvard, a PhD in mathematical biology from Oxford, and an SB in biology from MIT. Arnaout will join the CCC team as a Senior Advisor.

Co-founders Ryan Jones, formerly of Microsoft’s enterprise search group with an AB from Dartmouth and MBA from UC Berkeley, and Ian Connor, formerly of IBM holding degrees in physics and law from Queensland University of Technology, will remain as senior leaders in the Pubget organization responsible for Business Development and Engineering respectively. Arnaout, Jones and Connor are joined by the entire Pubget team including experienced talent from The Mathworks, Nature Publishing Group, The Broad Institute, 3M and MIT. CCC has named Emily Sheahan, former Group Publisher at HCPro, as General Manager & Executive Director.

Pubget’s offices will remain in Boston.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.