What is Gluejar?
Since 1998, Gluejar, Inc. has been in the business of advancing internet infrastructure for libraries, publishers, researchers, and readers of all types.
- From 1998-2005, the company was known as "Openly Informatics, Inc." We were best known for our work on the OpenURL link-server, 1Cate, and for our industry-leading linking knowledgebase.
- On January 1, 2006, the Openly Informatics business and name were sold to OCLC, Inc. The corporate entity was renamed Gluejar, Inc. Gluejar was inactive until 2009.
In 2009, Gluejar's founder, Eric Hellman, started the Go To Hellman blog. The meager sums earned by his writing belong to Gluejar.
Eric provides consulting services in 2 areas:
- Helping libraries and library systems vendors understand the privacy implications of their internet services.
- Helping companies overturn bad internet technology patents, including serving as an expert witness in inter partes review (IPR) cases.
Gluejar's co-owner, Karen Liu, has covered the networking components industry as an analyst over the past two decades. She has been a Principal Analyst at RHK, Ovum, and DataMonitor, and has filled senior marketing and engineering roles at Kaiam, Tellabs, and IBM. She has played leadership roles for OFC, OSA and IEEE committees. Karen provides market analysis and consulting in the following areas:
- Networking components for data centers.
- Optical components sensor applications.
- Network standards.
- In early 2012, Gluejar launched Unglue.it, a crowdfunding site for Creative Commons Licensed ebooks.
- In mid-2015, Gluejar transferred the Unglue.it website and crowdfunding business to the Free Ebook Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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