Carolina Consortium Collaborates on Title Sharing Agreement with IGI Global for a Third Year

By IGI Global on May 9, 2022
Carolina Consortium logo The Carolina Consortium is currently collaborating with IGI Global for a third consecutive year on an e-Book Title Share Agreement that is being offered to over 175+ institutions that are eligible to participate. Participating institutions may purchase e-books (a minimum of one title) at a small multiplier, dependent upon the number of participants that choose to opt-in. They gain shared perpetual ownership of all titles purchased on behalf of the group. Individual invoicing with shared ownership are key to the equitable nature of this agreement.
Each eligible institution can receive free trial access to IGI Global’s entire portfolio of 6,600+ e-Books until May 17, 2022. Additionally, to assist in acquisitions decisions, interested institutions are provided with customized title lists as well as access to one-on-one support and individual analysis of their IGI Global holdings and faculty titles.
This e-Book Title Sharing Agreement enables libraries to provide their students and faculty with some of the most innovative research from all over the world on a variety of major subjects, including Business, Computer Science, Education, Social Sciences, with highly focused topics such as Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).
Three Easy Steps for Institutions:
  1. Participating institutions can be set-up with access to IGI Global’s e-Book Collections (optional) through May 27, 2022.
  2. Once the trial period is complete, each institution will be provided with COUNTER 5 usage reports as well as lists of titles based on faculty-leadership, or specific program needs to select the titles of interest for acquisition, and the applicable multiplier will be calculated based on number of participating institutions.
  3. Title selections will be finalized and deduplicated, institutions will be invoiced based on their individual selections, and all of the selected titles are made available to all institutions as shared acquisitions with individual, perpetual institution ownership.
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Additionally, participating institutions who invest US$ 5,000 or more in the agreement can consider converting some of their faculty’s published work through IGI Global to Open Access (CC BY 4.0 license). Eligible institutions with an interest in Open Access publishing can collaborate with IGI Global on this process, which enables the opened research to be accessed by all and freely built upon. Through this agreement, the Carolina Consortium and IGI Global have come together to provide shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, aid in furthering OA efforts, as well as provide the libraries within these groups access to e-resources at a better overall value.
Benefits of This Agreement for Participating Members:
  • Trial Access to the IGI Global e-Book Collection (6,600+ e-Books)
  • Receiving Sustainable Open Access Funding
  • No Upfront Spend and Voluntary Participation
  • Shared Acquisitions through trusted Consortia with Individual Title Ownership
  • Acquire Titles Based on Evidence (COUNTER Reports) & Institution Needs
  • Affordable Acquisitions of Titles Regardless of Institutional Size & Budget
  • Ability to Collaborate and Support Fellow Consortium Members & Their Patrons
  • All E-Books Hosted on IGI Global's InfoSci Platform
  • Multi-User Access with No DRM for Each Institution
  • Perpetual Access with PDF Download Option, No Hosting, Archiving, or Maintenance Fees, and No Embargo of Content
  • One-on-One Customer Service and Analysis
  • And More
If your institution is a member of the Carolina Consortium and you are interested in learning more about how to participate in this agreement or for more information regarding IGI Global’s flexible consortia agreements, contact Brittany Haynes, Director of e-Collections, at bhaynes@igi-global.com or 717-533-8845 ext. 132.
Additionally, if your institution's library is interested in benefiting from a consortia agreement, recommend meeting with IGI Global to your consortia leadership.
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About the Carolina Consortium

The Carolina Consortium was established in 2004 for the express purpose of doing "big deals" with three large publishers who, at that time, required a certain volume (number of subscribing schools, total aggregate spend, etc.) before they would allow anyone into a big deal. In that first year, the consortium had 37 colleges/universities and one community college participate in one or more of the three deals offered. Over the next decade, the consortium grew rapidly, adding many more members and offers, and greatly expanding both the types of products offered and the kinds of libraries eligible to join. Today, the Carolina Consortium is a large group of diverse libraries, spanning two states and working together to save hundreds of millions of dollars on a wide variety of library resources and services.

About IGI Global

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA with a subsidiary office (IGI Science and Technology, Ltd.), operating out of Beijing, China, IGI Global is a leading international academic publisher committed to facilitating the discovery of pioneering research that enhances and expands the body of knowledge available to the research community. Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, IGI Global disseminates quality content across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas, including business, computer science, education, engineering, healthcare, social sciences, and more. All these publications have been contributed by over 150,000+ industry-leading researchers and experts worldwide, ensuring that each title contains the most emerging and timeliest research. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

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