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Charleston Library Conference 

Oct 11, 2021

Today's 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. 

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.