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June 29, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate statement on OCLC lawsuit (update). We would like to thank the many partners and librarians who appreciate our efforts to develop the MetaDoor platform. We will fully comply with the Temporary Restraining Order put in place by the court, although we continue to believe the lawsuit is without merit and we will vigorously defend our position. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2022

OCLC A collective responsibility to protect the unparalleled value of WorldCat. Update: On June 27, 2022, a judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, ruled in favor of OCLC's request for a temporary restraining order. We're pleased that this ruling will at least temporarily stop Clarivate and the other defendants from engaging in the type of conduct outlined in the Court's Order. We will continue to work in the best interests of our member libraries and the community at large to vigorously protect the work and investments we've made in WorldCat for over 50 years. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate statement on OCLC lawsuit. Clarivate is disappointed to report that the OCLC has filed a lawsuit against Clarivate PLC and subsidiaries, including Ex Libris, and ProQuest in connection with our development plans to create a free and open community peer-to-peer sharing platform for metadata created and owned by libraries. We believe the lawsuit is without merit and we will vigorously defend our position. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2022

OCLC OCLC files suit against Clarivate and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics, Ex Libris, and ProQuest. On June 13, 2022, OCLC filed suit against Clarivate PLC and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics (US) LLP, Ex Libris, and ProQuest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Claims in the suit include tortious interference with contracts and prospective business relationships and conspiracy to interfere with contracts and business relationships. We are seeking both temporary and permanent injunctions to stop Clarivate and its subsidiaries from wrongfully encouraging libraries to violate their agreements with OCLC by contributing collaboratively created records from WorldCat® to Clarivate's MetaDoor service. We are also asking the court to stop Clarivate and its subsidiaries from misappropriating records from WorldCat® to develop its MetaDoor service. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2021

SPARC SPARC Statement on Completion of Clarivate-ProQuest Merger. Clarivate, a leading research analytics company, announced its successful acquisition of ProQuest, one of the largest content and library technology providers. The merger, which follows review by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), increases concerns over the negative impacts that continued consolidation across the research enterprise will have on the academic community. [Full Announcement].