International academic publisher joins libraries and partners at annual conferences

IGI Global Around Asia: IGI Global Presented Library-Focused Initiatives at BIBF and IFLA Conferences

By Sharlene Oong on Sep 7, 2018
Recently, IGI Global attended the 25th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China and the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IGI Global was honored to be part of these large and substantial events in Asia. Asia, specifically China, is becoming one of the main players in the publishing industry, and IGI Global is proud to remain partners with prominent distributors, institutions, and industry-leading researchers to disseminate emerging research to the wider academic community.

The international academic publisher had a pleasant time connecting with global partners on their new 2019 initiatives. This is the ninth year IGI has attended BIBF. Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO of IGI Global, Nick Newcomer, Marketing Manager, and Josh Witman, Business Manager, represented the international academic publisher. During the trip, IGI Global representatives connected with five prominent book distributors including: China International Book Trading Corporation (CIBTC), China National Publications Import and Export Group (CNPIEC), China National Sci-Tech Information Import and Export Corporation, Beijing Zhongke, and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation (CEPIEC). IGI Global was also pleased to meet with global partners, including; iGroup and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI).

IGI Global with iGroup Malaysia at the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
One of the notable events during the trip, included Dr. Khosrow-Pour signing an iResearch agreement with CEPIEC. iResearch is the leading provider of online audience measurement and consumer insights in China. Through the signing of this agreement, all of IGI Global’s content will be made available through the platform and can be easily integrated into institutions across China. Additionally, IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Databases are available through IGI Global’s Asian partners, which provide rich and innovative content spanning 11 core subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, and social sciences. These databases include InfoSci®-Books, a collection of 4,500+ e-books offered as low as US$ 8,580*, and InfoSci®-Journals, a collection of 175+ e-journals offered as low as US$ 5,100*. With a simple and transparent pricing structure and key features such as full-text PDF and HTML format, no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, these databases provide innovative content at a fraction of the list price.

One of the notable Chinese consortia that have taken advantage of IGI Global’s databases is the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL). Since 2008, with the collaboration of iGroup, over 850 prestigious Chinese institutions within NSTL have had access to over 175 IGI Global journals in InfoSci®-Journals. With NSTL’s renewal of this content for the 2019 copyright year, the consortia is taking advantage of IGI Global’s new Open Access Fee Waiver initiative to provide more accessible open access publishing opportunities to its members and expands the availability of Open Access content to the nation.

As part of this program, for any library that invests in an IGI Global journal database, IGI Global will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the open access article processing charge (APC) for their students, faculty, and staff at that institution when their work is submitted and accepted under open access into an IGI Global journal housed within that collection.** Consortia and institutions worldwide can take advantage of this program by investing in InfoSci-Journals. To learn more or purchase here.

IGI Global is honored to have attended BIBF and IFLA, and looks forward to participating in more conferences all over the world that commit to innovative academic work. For more information on IGI Global partners, click here. Additionally, if you are interested in organizing a consortia offering or partnership with IGI Global contact

About BIBF: As one of the main business units of China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation, China Publications Expo International (Expo Center), established in February of 2009, is the first professional organization specialized in international exhibition business in Chinese publishing industry. Headquartered in Beijing, the Expo Center is dedicated to developing the exhibition business in the field of domestic publishing industry, building the largest platform for international cultural exchange and international exhibition business, and is committed to promoting international culture exchange and expanding Chinese book copyright export. The Expo Center expands its business scope including the organization of Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), the largest annual international book fair in China; the organization of Beijing International Publishing Forum and Beijing International Copyright Seminar, high level international publishing conferences in China; organizing more than 100 Chinese publishers to participate in the international book fairs in nearly 20 countries and regions; organizing Guest of Honor events for China at important international book fairs authorized by the government; and large scale cultural exhibitions and fairs in cooperation with local governments.

About IFLA: IFLA, short for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. Known as the global voice of the library and information profession, IFLA hosts the World Library and Information Congress every year. This upcoming conference will be themed “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies” with the additional tagline: ‘Reaching out to the hard to reach.’ The theme was chosen in recognition of libraries’ critical role in national development, particularly in their ability to transform societies through the characterization of knowledge.

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*InfoSci-Journals $5,100 annual subscription price and InfoSci-Books $8,580 annual subscription price is only available to new customers and cannot be combined with most offers or multi-site use.

**The fund will be offered on an annual basis and expire at the end of the subscription period. The fund would renew as the subscription is renewed for each year thereafter. The open access fees will be waived after the student, faculty, or staff’s paper has been vetted and accepted into an IGI Global journal and the fund can only be used toward publishing OA in an IGI Global journal. Libraries in developing countries will have the match on their investment doubled.
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