About Karen S Fischer
I am the Collections Strategist at the University of Iowa Libraries, where I have worked since 2003. My current position involves collections budget analysis, resource selection and analysis, and scholarly communication outreach, with a focus on author rights. I have a particular interest in scholarly publishing trends and processes and the relationships between libraries, publishers and authors. I am the current editor of the journal Collection Management (published by Routledge).
library collections analysis, usage statistics, collection management
The University of Iowa Libraries
5034 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
Contributions to Books (2)
Four Years of Unmediated Demand-Driven Acquisition and 5,000 Ebooks ...
33rd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition (2013)
As one of ebrary’s largest academic library DDA customers, the program at the University of Iowa Libraries has been highly ...
Scholarly Communication and Librarian Liaisons: Getting the conversation started
Iowa Library Association, Association of Research Libraries (2010)
Knowledge of scholarly communication issues is becoming a skill set required of librarians who have contact with faculty and students. ...
Scholarly Communication and Collection Development Librarians: Getting the Conversation Started
Charleston Conference Proceedings (2008)
In many academic libraries, knowledge of the issues surrounding scholarly communication is considered a skill set required by every librarian ...