NOVEMBER 18, 2021, 2:00 PM UTC
Structuring the Institutional Open Access Fund management: managing APCs with Oable
“Open Access is growing, yet institutions managing individual APCs and paying for these know this can be a burden. Wrong invoices, managing multiple Excel sheets, unstructured data from forms and more issues arise. Oable is a solution developed by Knowledge Unlatched which addresses these issues and helps institutions streamline their workflows to simplify the management and publication process….”
“Academic publishing is an orderly market — the big players dominate the most profitable markets, while there is still enough room for medium-sized and small providers to make a living. Many publishers have survived the first two decades of digitization so well, although the need for investment has grown significantly, and the economic reserves have shrunk for many. The development of business models for the new digital reality, on the other hand, has remained manageable. In this situation, libraries and publishers are challenged to integrate Open Access (OA) into their work processes — an organizational challenge from various perspectives that is difficult to solve by just a few players.”
“Oable, the Open Access Management workflow solution (www.oable.org) from Knowledge Unlatched (KU), has gone live. 5 leading libraries from institutions in the United States, Austria and Germany are now using Oable to manage their Open Access (OA) transactions. Iowa State University, Los Alamos National Lab, Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest University, the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria and Forschungszentrum Jülich have decided after intensive testing to enhance and streamline their workflows with Oable….
Oable enables libraries to manage their patrons’ OA publications across publishers, different business models and agreement types as well as different media types. It is designed fully interoperable with other systems and highly integrated with several metadata partners, including ExLibris’ Esploro and Alma, Researcher App, OpenAPC/OpenBPC and the Open Journal System (OJS) to allow for a seamless end-to-end solution of Open Access Management for libraries and institutions.”
“Missing Link will take over the exclusive distribution of Oable (www.oable.org) in the German-speaking region. The Oable solution, developed by Knowledge Unlatched (KU), enables libraries to keep track of all open access (OA) payments across multiple publishers and thus significantly simplify and accelerate their internal processes….”