Library Resource Center

IGI Global’s Library Resource Center is designed specifically to provide the information librarians need to support their use of IGI Global databases, to maximize their investment, and serve their library users.

The Center’s resources emphasize the key role that information professionals can play in facilitating database access and usage at all levels within their institutions. IGI Global is pleased to provide the librarian community with specialized information, trials, or highlights of our research to meet your needs. Please contact the IGI Global e-resources team at eresources@igi-global.com.

For Librarians

IGI Global's For Librarians Page is designed specifically for the library and information science community to improve information services and better serve library users. The Librarian resources emphasize the vital part that information professionals play in promoting innovation at all levels within their institutions.

If your institution has invested in IGI Global electronic resources and does not have a login for the Librarian Resources, please contact the IGI Global e-resources team at eresources@igi-global.com. Within IGI Global’s award-winning platform and XML-powered search engine for electronic resources, you may login to your institution-level account to access COUNTER 4 reports, persistent URLs, and MARC records.

MARC Records and Persistent URLs

IGI Global offers MARC records for both its print and electronic content free of charge. We also provide free persistent URLs for our complete title list, which can be used in learning management systems, library reserves, etc.

The IGI Global e-resources team is available to provide you with MARC records and persistent URLs. The team is happy to provide you with MARC record updates as requested, as well as search for articles, chapters, books, or journals that would be useful to a course at your institution. Please contact us at eresources@igi-global.com for more information.

IGI Global Title Lists

We provide title lists as downloadable spreadsheets which include metadata, persistent URLs, and other important information for all e-books, e-journals, and streaming video lectures.

Title Lists

Database Title Lists

Please contact us at eresources@igi-global.com for more details or specific requirements, or learn more about how to place an order.

Library and Publisher Collaborations

IGI Global is an active member of the library community. One of the key things we do is to hold regular Library Advisory Board groups, focus groups, product usability testing, and informal meetings with libraries around the world to both test current and new business models and better understanding the challenges faced by the community. IGI Global also collaborates closely with consortia worldwide, attending meetings and providing professional development activities.

We have continually been a Diamond Sponsor of the Charleston Conference since 2008 and regularly participate in a number of other industry conferences. Being active in industry bodies and industry initiatives, IGI Global is COUNTER compliant and is a partner for testing major technology initiatives with partners such as GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and ProQuest’s OASIS. Our e-resources team speaks at library conferences internationally.

IGI Global offers:

  • Library Technology Innovation Profile Series
    This series highlights librarians who are bringing innovative technology programs to their institutions. Would you like to be profiled or know someone who should? We want to hear from you! IGI Global wants to partner with librarians who enhancing their communities with e-resources projects.

  • Against the Grain Innovation Series
    IGI Global partners with Against the Grain to bring a series about library technology innovations to the wider community. Would you like to be published? Contact IGI Global.

  • Travel Grants
    IGI Global supports annual travel grants to leading library conferences across global such as the Charleston Conference. With the rapid evolution of the industry, these efforts help us to support our library partners by ensuring they have access to the informational presentations and debates that happen there.

  • Publish a large number of LIS Books and Journals
    IGI Global publishes Library Information Science books, journals, and streaming videos to help better understand the changing challenges that librarians face. From open access, to discoverability, to library value and libraries in the developing world, we invite librarians to browse our publications here.

Consortium Information

IGI Global values working closely with consortia worldwide as part of our commitment to sharing information science and technology research.

Our partnerships with consortia include educational seminars for librarians and/or authors and valuable e-resource offerings. The specialized offerings include:

Over 3,000 libraries worldwide utilize IGI Global's information science and technology e-books, e-journals, and streaming videos. Consortia partnerships provide libraries with the most up-to-date emerging technology research at a strong value over the list price.

To schedule a meeting with IGI Global's e-resources and consortia team, please contact eresources@igi-global.com.

Step-by-Step Guides

IGI Global offers user guides and training videos to guide faculty and students and answer frequently asked questions.

Promotions

IGI Global is committed to helping universities worldwide utilize their information science and technology research. Below are examples of ways we can help you promote your e-resources.

  • Customized Brochures
  • Promotional E-mails
  • Article-Level Persistent URLs
  • Subject-Specific Buttons
  • Custom Presentations
  • Detailed Descriptions

Please contact us at eresources@igi-global.com for your personalized resources.

Online Training

IGI Global is able to offer complimentary online training to librarians, faculty, and students. These sessions present information about IGI Global research, show examples to increase understanding of our platform functionality, and explain new and updated platform features. The online trainings are designed to demonstrate the IGI Global XML-based platform and website as if you were side by side with our training team. These easy to navigate and effective trainings are designed to help you achieve the fullest understanding of the InfoSci platform and get the most out of your IGI Global content.

Please contact us at eresources@igi-global.com to make arrangements for an online training session.

LibGuides

IGI Global LibGuides are intended help libraries utilize IGI Global’s information science and technology e-books, e-journals, and videos. Librarians are able to copy our guides into their own LibGuides account or link to them from their library webpage. Not only does this save librarians time, but also makes our content more accessible to students and researchers which will increase usage. For more information, to request a specific guide, or to receive monthly LibGuide Alerts, please contact Beth Ellen Dibeler, Assistant Director of E-Resources, at bdibeler@igi-global.com

To access IGI Global’s LibGuides: http://igi-global.libguides.com

IGI Global Online Symposium Series

IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series’ mission is to promote new techniques and technologies applicable to research and instruction and connect researchers to an international network of field experts.

Where Researchers Connect

The Online Symposium Series connects you via your desktop with recognized leaders in computer science and information technology research. In this series of online seminars, well-known faculty and researchers share their knowledge and experiences on a variety of timely topics and discipline-specific issues.

Participate in a Faculty-Led Online Seminar

IGI Global's Online Symposium Series' website features a range of resources, including information about upcoming seminars, recorded seminars from previous virtual events, and a resource page for further information on topics covered in the virtual seminars. Browse and access these resources from this page. These seminars are free to all participants and coordinated by IGI Global's Promotions Assistant, Caroline Campbell. All you need to participate in a virtual seminar is a computer with an internet connection.

Utilize the Virtual Resources throughout your Academic Community

Consider utilizing these valuable resources as a learning tool in the classroom and throughout your academic community. Examples of recent use include linking the virtual seminars to library resource websites, including the live and recorded virtual seminars on faculty development or teaching and learning center offerings, and utilizing on the departmental level to further common goals. For further information about IGI Global's Online Symposium Series, please contact us at 1-800-342-6657 or marketing@igi-global.com.