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Robin N Sinn

Director of Collections and Open Strategies, Iowa State University
Robin N Sinn is the Director of Collections and Open Strategies at Iowa State University, University Library. The position merges scholarly communication and collections work. The goal is to support the research and learning at Iowa State University while transforming the academic publishing ecosystem to an open system. This requires changing how we use collection funds. In addition to purchasing and licensing content for our campus, we use several methods to make ISU research articles open, support open content used by our community, and provide funds for open infrastructure. Robin obtained her MS in librarianship from Drexel University. She previously worked at the Academy of Natural Sciences Academy Library, University of Toledo Carlson Library, Bowling Green State University Libraries, and Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries.

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Ask a Librarian about Collections Development in an Open World


2023 | Jan 24, Kelly Denzer, Daisy Selematsela, Neil Blair Christensen, Robin N Sinn

Much time has been spent talking about access to content, but how does our new "open" world affect those whose voices are heard? How does it affect library workflows? In this "Ask the Experts" event, a panel of librarians will discuss open access as it relates to their acquisition strategies and financial responsibilities. Join us—and bring your questions—to learn how collections development is changing and how that may affect who gets published and how.