Knowledge Unlatched grows team to support expansion in Asia and Africa

Berlin, February 6, 2020: Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the latest additions to its growing team.

Amir Kahana takes over the responsibility for KU’s growth in Asian markets. A librarian by training, he has a Master in Chinese Studies and extensive cultural experience in Asia.

Lee Walton, an industry veteran previously responsible for library distribution at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with her initiative “The Third Chapter Project,” will take on the responsibility of educating libraries throughout Africa about KU services and to encourage African researchers to use OA content.

Dr. Pablo B. Markin joins KU for projects in the online community space. With his experience as a lecturer at the University of the People and as a blogger at De Gruyter, he will kick off new projects to better serve the OA community, a considerable part of which already interacts with KU.

“I am immensely happy to welcome Amir, Lee and Pablo to our team,” says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched. “In addition to bringing professional expertise to the company, each of them adds an important element to the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that already make up the KU team. An integral part of our mission is to combine diversity with the common goal of making open access accessible to everyone.”

About Knowledge Unlatched: Knowledge Unlatched is committed to open access to academic content for readers and researchers 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 OA initiatives.

Philipp Hess, Publisher Relations