IGI Global attended the 42nd UKSG Annual Conference to showcase how we are meeting the call for Open Access (OA) publishing.

IGI Global's OA Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Initiative on Display at UKSG

By Anne Long on Apr 17, 2019
Recently, IGI Global attended the United Kindgom Serials Group (UKSG) 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Telford, UK, on April 8-10, 2019. While there, Mr. Nick Newcomer, Director of Marketing, and Ms. Caroline Campbell, Marketing Manager, represented IGI Global to showcase to librarians how IGI Global is meeting the call for Open Access (OA) publishing, well in advance Plan S, with our transformative OA Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Initiative.

“Overall, it was wonderful to reconnect and make new connections with librarians at the UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition. “Based on the dialogue with various librarians, we saw an invested interest in IGI Global’s Open Access Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Initiative and are truly seeing it transform the publishing and resource acquisitions landscape. Through this model we want to collaborate with librarians to not only provide valuable research to their patrons, but also OA publishing opportunities to expand the overall body of knowledge,” stated Ms. Campbell.

Mindful of budgetary constraints and demand for new research acquisition models by librarians, IGI Global created our transformative OA Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Initiative to maximize libraries investments in content, and offer complete, simple, and transparent pricing on the IGI Global's InfoSci®-Databases which include the award-winning InfoSci®-Books (4,500+ e-books) and InfoSci®-Journals (185+ e-journals) databases. Additionally, this initiative will provide institutions with an additional source of OA funding for their faculty patrons.

    How it Works

    1. IGI Global will provide an extended trial for all participating members to all our e-books and e-journals.

    2. At the onset of the trial, we will negotiate and agree on pricing based on the number of participants with a predefined multiplier applied to the list price of each individual shared resource.

    3. Once the trial is complete, each participating member will make their selections (excel spreadsheet) from usage data (COUNTER reports) and/or select desired content based on needs.

    4. IGI Global will create a specialized bundle with the selected shared resources and provide perpetual or subscription access to participating members through IP authentication on IGI Global’s InfoSci® platform.

    5. IGI Global will match the libraries’ investments in the selected resources with a fund of equal value to go towards subsidizing the OA APCs for their patrons to be shared among all participating members.

See it in Action and Learn more about this initiative in IGI Global's 2018 Charleston Conference Neopolitain Panel Session:

For those who were unable to stop by IGI Global’s at the UKSG Conference and Exhibition in Telford, UK, know that IGI Global travels to conferences and events all over the world to reaffirm our presence with librarians and researchers worldwide. We recently attended the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 10-13, 2019, and will be traveling to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) from August 21-25, 2019.
About IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals and InfoSci-Books Databases: To ensure institutions can acquire the timeliest, peer-reviewed research, IGI Global provides simple and transparent pricing on our InfoSci-Books (4,500+ reference books containing nearly 100,000 chapters) and InfoSci-Journals (nearly 25,000 peer-reviewed journal articles with 1,000,000+ citation references sourced from 185+ scholarly journals) databases.

InfoSci-Books is offered with an annual subscription (2000-2019) as low as US$ 8,580 US$ 6,435* (one-time perpetual purchase for the current copyright year (2019) offered as low as: US$ 17,500 US$ 13,125), and InfoSci-Journals database is offered as low as US$ 5,100 US$ 3,825* (one-time perpetual purchase for the current volume year (2019) offered as low as: US$ 5,000 US$ 3,750).

With this simple and transparent pricing, as well as the benefit of the transformative OA initiative, IGI Global provides additional discounts and opportunities to ensure that these research databases are affordable to institutions of all sizes.

For librarians, if you are interested in learning more about what IGI Global has to offer you or desire to hear more about IGI Global’s Transformative OA Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Initiative, contact to schedule an appointment.
About IGI Global: For over 30 years, IGI Global has been committed to producing the highest quality peer-reviewed publications (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and research databases at an expeditious pace, while accelerating the rate of innovative discoveries within the academic and research communities. Now, with a database of 4,500+ reference books, 185+ scholarly journals, and boasting a full line of premier research tools in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Books and InfoSci®-Journals databases, IGI Global has become an internationally-recognized publishing powerhouse.

About UKSG: Founded in 1977 by John Merriman, UKSG was originally known as the United Kingdom Serials Group, then the UK Serials Group. Now, with more than a third of members based outside the UK, it is simply known as UKSG. The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts over 900 delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition. Learn more here.
As IGI Global is not only focused on providing the timeliest, peer-reviewed research to institutions, we are also committed to supporting librarians in their professional development and listening to their requests as the task of academic resource acquisition continues to evolve. Find below a selection of related publications that contain the timeliest, peer-reviewed research in library and information science that are featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books database to ensure your institution acquires the most emerging research.

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*InfoSci-Books US$ 6,435 annual subscription price and InfoSci-Journals US$ 3,825 annual subscription price are only available to new customers through IGI Global’s Library Account Program, and cannot be combined with most offers or multi-site use. Perpetual purchase option reflects InfoSci-Books 2019 (600+ titles) and all InfoSci-Journals issues released in 2019 pricing for existing customers.

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