Berlin, April 21, 2021 — Oable, the innovative open access (OA) workflow management solution developed by Knowledge Unlatched, continues to expand its adoption globally with new customers in North America and Europe. With the University of Bath, Oable has its first customer in the United Kingdom. In North America, prominent research institutions and their respective libraries like Purdue University Libraries, Rowan University, University of Rochester, and Brandeis University will also use Oable to better streamline their OA workflows for both transformative agreements and single Article Processing Charges (APC).
Oable supports libraries in managing their OA activities across publishers, including for different types of commercial agreements and products. It is fully interoperable with other systems, integrating several metadata feeds to provide a seamless end-to-end solution for OA management. Specifically, Oable focuses on supporting librarians as they manage workflows across publishers.
Jennifer Matthews, Collection Strategy Librarian, Campbell Library at the Rowan University, said, “Oable has eased the complicated process of paying APCs and managing the many rights agreements for the library and its stakeholders.”
Mark Paris, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery from the Brandeis University, said, “I'm excited to have a tool that allows us to streamline our processes around open access and build requesting into our campus research management infrastructure, which happens to be built around the repository and housed in the library."
“Open access is propelling the knowledge ecosystem forward, but the increasing complexity that payments represent is a major pain point for institutions today,” says Dr. Olaf Ernst, Chief Solutions Officer Knowledge Unlatched. “It’s a pleasure to partner with like-minded institutions as we pursue our mission to make open access simpler.”
About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched, a Wiley brand, is committed to open access to academic content for readers and researchers and open access solutions to libraries and publishers around the world. Its online platform is the central point of contact for libraries worldwide to support open access models, book and journal collections of leading publishing houses and various open access initiatives. Its workflow tool Oable is a vital solution for libraries to seamlessly manage their management activities and processes.