Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) Calls on Community to “Take Action to Stop the Lock Up of Research and Learning”
From an IOI Blog Post:
On May 17, 2021, Clarivate Analytics announced it was acquiring software, data, and analytics company ProQuest for $5.3 billion USD. We believe additional regulation, oversight, and action are needed, and call on the community to join us.
We, IOI, ask the community to join us as we coordinate an effort to:
- Audit Clarivate and ProQuests’ data resale and surveillance practices and policies.
- Organize a community consultation on data governance for institutional customers of Clarivate and ProQuest services.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.