IGI Global hosted a Neapolitan panel session at the 2018 Charleston conference

IGI Global Presented A New Open Access Offset Model Program at 2018 Charleston Conference

By Sharlene Oong on Nov 21, 2018
As a tenth-year diamond sponsor of the 2018 Charleston Conference, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global, and Caroline Campbell, Marketing Manager, represented the international academic publisher at the event, and had the opportunity to network and speak with leading librarians, partners, and institutions.

The highlight of the 2018 Charleston Conference for IGI Global's hosted Neapolitan Panel Session, titled “Sustainable Open Access Approached: Benefits for Researchers, Librarians, and Publishers,” which covered IGI Global’s New InfoSci®-Journals Open Access Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Program. For any library that invests in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journal collection, IGI Global will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the OA article processing charge (APC) for their faculty and staff when their work is submitted and accepted under OA into an IGI Global journal.* View the full recording below:

Attendees at the session heard viewpoints from publishers, a librarian, as well as an independent researcher on current challenges and opportunities presented within the OA movement, and ways that everyone can come together to achieve a result that provides credible and trusted publishing outlets for researchers, the highest quality peer-reviewed content for libraries, an affordable pricing model for APCs, and sustainability for publishers.

Speakers on this panel included:

Other notable events included IGI Global’s attendance at the Vendor Showcase, where they spoke to leading-librarians about their new 2018/2019 initiatives, such as:

  • Simple, Transparent Database Pricing
    IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Database collection provides institutions the opportunity to purchase leading research spanning 11 core subjects such as business and management, computer science, education, engineering, environmental, agricultural, and physical sciences, library and information science, medical, healthcare, and life sciences, media and communications, security and forensics, government and law, and social sciences and humanities, at a fraction of the cost. Learn more here.

    Consisting of InfoSci®-Books, a collection of 4,500+ e-books, offered as low as US$ 8,580 US$ 6,864**, and InfoSci-Journals, a database with over 24,000 peer-reviewed articles with over one million reference citations sourced from 185+ e-journals, offered as low as US$ 5,100 US$ 4,080**, these collections offer key features such as no embargo of content (research is available months in advance of the print release), no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, COUNTER Compliant reports, and downloadable MARC records, making the full-text PDF and HTML e-books and e-journals that are a part of these collections, ideal for academic institutions and research-focused libraries. For more information, click here.

  • IGI Global Credit Program
    As academic librarians continue to face the lack of resources, as well as more responsibilities, many are trying to maintain the equilibrium between balancing funds and providing their patrons with the resources they need. As such, IGI Global will analyze libraries' existing IGI Global publication holdings, and offer 100 percent credits towards the purchase of one of the InfoSci-Database collections. For a holdings analysis, contact:

  • 25% Discount on all Purchases Through a Free IGI Global Library Account
    IGI Global offers librarians a 25% discount on all purchases when they sign up for an IGI Global Library Account. This discount applies to IGI Global's expanding portfolio of 4,500+ reference books, 185+ highly-indexed journals, 100+ video lectures, and the award-winning InfoSci-Databases. For more information, or to sign up for a library account, click here.

  • Consortium Opportunities
    As a leading international academic publisher, IGI Global collaborates with consortia worldwide to ensure that institutions are being provided with the most sought-after, emerging research through flexible and common sense offers. Through working with leading international consortia, IGI Global sees the benefit in both group purchasing and offers for individual consortia members, to ensure that libraries globally are able to access and provide the resources needed to benefit the wider academic community. We would like to thank all of the members from the Carolina Consortium who stopped by our table, and we look forward to continuing to support your current IGI Global offer. Learn more about IGI Global's consortia collaborations here.

Additionally, during the conference, IGI Global awarded the 2018 Academic Librarian Sponsorship to Ms. Melissa Gustafson, E-Resources and Copyright Librarian at Indiana State University. This sponsorship program provided her with a $500 stipend for the attendance of the 2018 Charleston Conference. Applicants of the sponsorship program were asked to write a 250-word essay on how librarians and publishers can advance knowledge management resources. Based on Ms. Gustafson's contributions to the wider academic community including content support for the Library SharePoint portal, multi-disciplinary research, and more, IGI Global was proud to present her with this award. To read more about this award and about Ms. Gustafson, read the recent IGI Global interview titled, “IGI Global Announces the Winner of the 2018 Academic Librarian Sponsorship Award.

IGI Global was pleased to meet with everyone during the Charleston Conference, and looks forward to future collaborations with the library community. We would like to personally thank everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our Neapolitan Panel Session.

For more information on IGI Global’s InfoSci-Databases, click here, and to learn more about IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals Open Access Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Program, click here, or contact IGI Global’s eResources Database Team at
About IGI Global: Celebrating 30 years of publishing excellence, IGI Global boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of over 4,500 reference books, 185 highly-indexed journals, 100 video lectures, and a broad collection of InfoSci-Databases, hosting IGI Global’s entire collection of advanced e-books, e-journals, and videos covering the most sought-after research concepts on one user-friendly platform. IGI Global’s commitment to providing the highest quality publications, excellent service, and a positive image coupled with a steadfast pledge to put the research community and underrepresented research concepts before profit makes IGI Global a unique and preferred publisher. For more information about IGI Global, visit:

About the Charleston Conference: The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November. Hosted by Against the Grain, the event began in 1980 and is focused on creating a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment for presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. For more information about the Charleston Conference, please visit:
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*The Open Access (OA) article processing charge will be waived after the student, faculty, or staff’s paper has been vetted and accepted into an IGI Global journal.

**InfoSci-Books $6,864 and InfoSci-Journals $4,080 annual subscription price is only available for new InfoSci-Books and InfoSci-Journals subscriptions and cannot be combined with most offers or multi-site use.
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