The Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) is a step towards addressing the information asymmetries that exist in understanding and assessing open infrastructure projects. This effort is designed to model a means of standardizing information about core open infrastructure services for decision...
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The Conquest of ProQuest and Knowledge Unlatched: How recent mergers are bad for research and the public
This post is written by members of IOI's Community Oversight Council on the recent corporate acquisitions involving two library services products: Clarivate, a major academic metrics company, and Knowledge Unlatched, a crowdfunded open access provider.
For the past month we've been exploring the potential of Wikidata as a public knowledge base for information about open infrastructure and its financial components. Wikidata, a sister project of Wikipedia, is a dynamic space with exciting room for growth and development.
IOI’s work is centered around providing targeted, evidence-based guidance to institutions and funders of open infrastructure to help them become wiser about where to invest. Our work...
On August 25, IOI held its first community session on its work to advance accountability and community oversight of open infrastructure. This call provided an opportunity for the public to learn about IOI’s current efforts, including the formation of a Community Oversight Council.