IGI Global Now Offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions Through GOBI Library Solutions

By IGI Global on May 18, 2021
IGI Global Now Offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions Through GOBI Library Solutions

Hershey, PA—May 13, 2021 – IGI Global has partnered with GOBI Library Solutions to offer library customers Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) models through the InfoSci® platform. This allows libraries to benefit from IGI Global’s flexible EBA offering, while harnessing GOBI’s enhanced metadata, cataloging records and integration, and duplication control to make informed collection development decisions.

“Through spearheading this EBA program with GOBI, we are able to continue to provide innovative solutions that fit and meet our library customers’ needs,” explained Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales of IGI Global. “It provides a streamlined, data-driven acquisitions model for libraries while enabling them to maximize their budgets.”
GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Product Management for Books, John Brennan, says the addition of IGI Global’s EBA program into GOBI provides librarians with the resources they need to improve their library acquisition workflows. “GOBI’s partnership with IGI Global not only shows that GOBI is the go-to platform for high-quality content, but also the leader in choice when it comes to offering fully integrated acquisition options, including EBA, from multiple e-book platforms.”

This collaboration also showcases how IGI Global’s EBA program is in high demand with libraries around the world. Benefits of this program, include:

  • Affordably Acquire and Access High-Quality e-Books
  • Includes 6,600+ Peer-Reviewed Titles
  • Titles Span Across 11 Subject Areas (Business, Computer Science, Education, and More)
  • Utilize Usage Statistics, Enhanced GOBI Metadata, & Duplication Control
  • Perpetually Own Titles Hosted on the InfoSci Platform (Integrated with GOBI)
  • Remote Access Options Available (IP Authentication with Proxy, Referral URLs, etc.)
  • All Titles Feature No DRM, No Additional Charge for Multi-user Licensing, No Maintenance or Hosting Fees, and More
  • 100% OA Article Processing Charge (APC) Waivers (Read and Publish)
  • Ideal for Individual Institutions and Consortia
  • And More.

All of IGI Global’s e-Books and e-Book Collections span 11 academic subject areas including business, computer science, education, social sciences, and more, and are hosted on the InfoSci platform, which features instant, multi-user access with no DRM; perpetual access with PDF and HTML format; no hosting, archiving, or maintenance fees; no embargo content, and more.

For more information on IGI Global’s EBA program or our e-Collections, please contact your GOBI representative or your IGI Global regional representative below. Additionally, view the full details on this integration through the GOBI Library Solutions press release.



Mr. Nick Newcomer,
Senior Director of Marketing and Sales



Ms. Caroline Campbell,
Assistant Director of Marketing and Sales



Ms. Brittany Haynes,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator



Mr. Jared Peterman,
North America Sales (Northeast & Pacific Coast)

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Mr. Richard Illingworth, Director of Sales (EMEA, Australia & New Zealand)



Ms. Yvonne Li, Managing Director of IGI Science and Technology, Ltd. (IGI Global’s Subsidiary Office in Beijing, China)



Ms. Jiayan Fu,
Account Manager (IGI Global’s Subsidiary Office in Beijing, China)



Ms. Lingxi Kong,
Customer Service Specialist (IGI Global’s Subsidiary Office in Beijing, China)



Mr. Patrick Hoffman,
Customer Service Specialist

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About IGI Global

Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing process. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, visit their website.


About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 17 million print and e-books to academic, research, and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained the same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at gobi.ebsco.com.

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