ATGthePodcast 132 – A Conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched

This podcast episode features a conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

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Max received a Master of Science at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He founded a startup, published on bibliometrics and wrote his MA thesis on the pricing of scholarly content, all before beginning his career at Knowledge Unlatched. He started out working in infrastructure, working with publishers and libraries, in sales and relationship building.  For the past two years, his focus has been on a new product called Oable. Max says Oable is a management solution that helps institutions to manage their open access transactions, whether Gold OA or transformative agreements.  Max and Matthew discuss the OA environment, the planning that led to Oable, and working with stakeholders.  Max says Oable releases continuous updates as they work with stakeholders, hoping to slowly make the complexities of managing OA more manageable for institutions.

This podcast episode was originally published in the Against the Grain Podcast section of the Charleston Hub website on October 11, 2021:

Matthew Ismail

Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals; Conference Director at the Charleston Conference, Charleston Conference; ATG Media

I work extensively with the Charleston Conference, both as editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and as a Conference Director. I worked for 20 some years as an academic librarian specializing in collection development, including six year stints in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Cairo, Egypt.

I do regular podcasts for ATG The Podcast ( and contribute to conversations on scholarly communication, open access, technology in scholarly communication, startups, and library collection development.

I also teach meditation, especially yoga nidra and other forms of sitting meditation related to yoga. My website is