IGI Global's Message to Librarians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Update and Electronic Resources

By Lindsay Wertman on Apr 10, 2020
Dear Librarians,

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the publishing and academic community in many ways, including canceled in-person classes and events, travel bans, workforce and supply shortages, and general isolation protocols. At IGI Global, we understand how essential the library’s role is during this pandemic crisis in serving the needs of students, faculty, and researchers by providing remote access to knowledge resources. We also recognize our own role in providing timely publications and support to the research and library communities. Therefore, we will continue to operate at full capacity while taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our dedicated staff, such as remote work and virtual meetings.

Throughout this pandemic, we are committed to safely producing and distributing quality research publications for our library customers and their patrons to access and utilize the following:

  • 50% Discount on All E-Books and E-Journals Ordered Through IGI Global*: To assist you in more easily and affordably providing your patrons with access to electronic resources during this difficult time, we’re offering our library customers the opportunity to obtain all IGI Global e-books and e-journals at a 50% discount when ordered through the IGI Global Online Bookstore*. Also, enjoy a 20% discount on all our print books and journals. Browse all IGI Global titles here.
    All IGI Global e-books and e-journals are hosted on the InfoSci® platform with unlimited simultaneous users, no DRM, remote access options, no embargo of content (electronic format is released months in advance of print), and no maintenance or archiving fees.

  • Print to Electronic Conversion Through Preferred Library Platforms: We’ll assist in converting your previously acquired IGI Global print holdings to electronic directly through our InfoSci® platform, ProQuest's Ebook Central®, or EBSCOhost. To take advantage of this assistance, send us a list of IGI Global publications you would like to convert, and we'll provide a 50% discount off the electronic version list price and promptly facilitate the setup and access.
    You may also contact your e-content providers’ representative to request print to electronic conversion special pricing.

  • Acquire IGI Global E-Books on Your Preferred Platform: For ease of acquisition, all IGI Global e-books are available through major industry platforms, including GOBI, OASIS, EBSCOhost, ProQuest’s Ebook Central, Dawson Books, and select IGI Global titles are available through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Percipio, and Credo.
    IGI Global is also supporting libraries with special pricing through GOBI and OASIS. Additionally, enhanced access options are available through EBSCOhost and ProQuest’s Ebook Central. Contact your e-content providers’ representative for more information.

  • Complimentary Access to IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Databases: Support your patrons with access to thousands of valuable electronic resources with an extended InfoSci®-Database trial as they transition into an online-only environment. Contact your regional representative (below) and select from InfoSci-Books (5,900+ e-books) database and InfoSci-Journals (185+ e-journals) database, or the new InfoSci-Knowledge Solutions databases, which are ideal for subject librarians looking for content across the major subject areas of business, computer science and IT, education, and the social sciences.

  • Discounted Renewals and Updates for Current InfoSci®-Database Customers: Due to the reality of looming budget cuts in the coming months/years, IGI Global is offering our current InfoSci® -Database customers (both subscription and perpetual) the opportunity to renew/update their collection to ©2021 content with a 5% discount off what they had previously paid for ©2020 resources. This option is ideal for securing forthcoming research with current budgets. Additional discounts for multi-year (3+) commitments are also available.
    Contact Mr. Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, at nnewcomer@igi-global.com for details.

  • Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish): Libraries who invest in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Databases can also take advantage of our OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative, which provides an additional source of open access funding for your institution by allowing your database investment to cover article processing charges for your faculty, students, and researchers when they publish under open access in any of IGI Global’s hybrid open access journals. We encourage you, as well as your library’s patrons, to view IGI Global’s published open access content here.

  • Book and Journal Distribution (Print-On-Demand): All IGI Global print book and journal publications are produced as Print-On-Demand (POD). We partner with the industry’s most technologically advanced POD printers worldwide, including those located in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. Since the onset of this pandemic, we’ve stayed in constant communication with our POD partners and they do not anticipate any disruption in manufacturing or distribution at this time. Your orders will be produced and shipped to you promptly without delay.

  • Titles Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: In support of combating the current challenges of COVID-19, our Executive Editorial Team has hand-curated a list of titles related to this pandemic. Benefit from more than 1,000 highly relevant publications that showcase research results in economics, business sustainability, telecommuting, remote work, disease diagnosis, drug discovery, crisis management, citizen engagement, remote learning, and many more. View and download the comprehensive title list here.

  • If you are interested in learning more about IGI Global’s products, the InfoSci-Databases, or purchasing options, please contact your IGI Global International Sales Team Representative below. They are available to schedule phone and online meetings.

    Nick Newcomer
    Nick Newcomer
    Senior Director of Marketing & Sales
    N. America
    Jim Grossman
    Jim Grossman
    Director of Sales for North America
    Europe & Middle East
    Richard Illingworth
    Richard Illingworth
    Director of Sales for Europe & ME
    Darren Viollet
    Darren Viollet
    Director of Sales for Asia-Pacific
    Yvonne Li
    Yvonne Li
    Managing Director for China Office

    In addition to contacting members of the IGI Global International Sales Team, you are also always welcome to contact our Customer Service Manager, Ms. Nicole Gonser, by e-mail at cust@igi-global.com or by phone at (717) 533-8845 ext. 100.

    In summary, during this unique circumstance and uncertain time, we would like to offer you and your library patrons our full support in keeping up with the special demands of accessing timely knowledge.

    As the history of mankind clearly demonstrates, we shall overcome this challenge too! Until then, we are fully committed to serving our customers in the academic community to the best of our ability.

    Warmest Regards,

    Lindsay Wertman
    Managing Director, IGI Global

    *The 50% discount is offered for all e-books and e-journals purchased on IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. E-books and e-journals are hosted on IGI Global’s InfoSci® platform and available for PDF and/or ePUB download on a perpetual or subscription basis. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. Offer expires June 30, 2020.
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