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 publishers to keep track of all open access (OA) payments across multiple publishers and thus significantly simplify and accelerate their internal processes.
“KU already works closely with trade partners who well understand the needs of their customers,” says Dr. Olaf Ernst, Chief Solutions Officer at KU. “Missing Link is one of the innovation leaders in the German-speaking library world and therefore a natural partner for a new workflow management tool such as Oable.”
“Libraries throughout the German-speaking world are looking for solutions to better manage the rapidly growing volume of OA articles and chapters,” observes Klaus Tapken, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Missing Link. “We are convinced that an innovative cockpit, jointly developed with libraries, can provide an effective solution, and we look forward to the market launch of Oable.”
Oable standardizes the processing of metadata and supports libraries in the administration and release of payments in a clearly arranged dashboard. The online solution thus shortens workflows, controls compliance with stored contract information and speeds up the publication of OA articles. “Open access has become more complicated due to the large increase in volume. Oable supports libraries and researchers by providing optimal advice on publications while simultaneously providing a platform for the management of all OA transactions,” adds Klaus Tapken.