Two Influential North American Consortia, GWLA and Orbis Cascade Alliance, Come Together for Title Sharing Agreement with IGI Global

By IGI Global on May 6, 2022
GWLA-Orbis The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and Orbis Cascade Alliance are currently collaborating with IGI Global on an e-Book Title Sharing Agreement that is being offered to over 130+ institutions that are eligible to participate. Participating institutions may purchase e-books (a minimum of one title) at a small multiplier, dependent upon the number of participants that choose to opt-in. They gain shared perpetual ownership of all titles purchased on behalf of the group. Individual invoicing with shared ownership are key to the equitable nature of this agreement.
All eligible institutions are able to receive free trial access to IGI Global’s full portfolio of 6,600+ e-Books until June 3rd, 2022. Interested institutions are also provided customized title lists and one-on-one support and analysis of their IGI Global holdings and faculty titles to assist in their acquisitions decisions when selecting from the full IGI Global e-Book portfolio.
This e-Book Title Sharing Agreement enables libraries to provide their students and faculty with some of the most innovative research from all over the world on a variety of major subjects, including Business, Computer Science, Education, Social Sciences, with highly focused topics such as Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).
Three Easy Steps for Institutions:
  1. Participating institutions can be set-up with trial access to the IGI Global e-Book Collection (optional) that ends June 3rd, 2022.
  2. Once the trial period is complete, each institution will be provided with COUNTER 5 usage reports as well as lists of titles based on faculty-leadership, or specific program needs to select the titles of interest for acquisition, and the applicable multiplier will be calculated based on number of participating institutions.
  3. Title selections will be finalized and deduplicated, institutions will be invoiced based on their individual selections, and all of the selected titles are made available to all institutions as shared acquisitions with individual, perpetual institution ownership.
IGI Global e-Book Collection
Additionally, participating institutions who invest US$ 5,000 or more in the agreement can consider converting some of their faculty’s published work through IGI Global to Open Access (CC BY 4.0 license). Eligible institutions with an interest in Open Access publishing can collaborate with IGI Global on this process, which enables the opened research to be accessed by all and freely built upon. Through this agreement, GWLA, Orbis Cascade Alliance and IGI Global have come together to provide shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, aid in furthering OA efforts, as well as provide the libraries within these groups access to e-resources at a better overall value.
Benefits of This Agreement for Participating Members:
  • Trial Access to the IGI Global e-Book Collection (6,600+ e-Books)
  • Receiving Sustainable Open Access Funding
  • No Upfront Spend and Voluntary Participation
  • Shared Acquisitions through trusted Consortia with Individual Title Ownership
  • Acquire Titles Based on Evidence (COUNTER Reports) & Institution Needs
  • Affordable Acquisitions of Titles Regardless of Institutional Size & Budget
  • Ability to Collaborate and Support Fellow Consortium Members & Their Patrons
  • All E-Books Hosted on IGI Global's InfoSci Platform
  • Multi-User Access with No DRM for Each Institution
  • Perpetual Access with PDF Download Option, No Hosting, Archiving, or Maintenance Fees, and No Embargo of Content
  • One-on-One Customer Service and Analysis
  • And More
If your institution is a member of GWLA or Orbis Cascade Alliance and you are interested in learning more about how to participate in this agreement or for more information regarding IGI Global’s flexible consortia agreements, contact Brittany Haynes, Director of e-Collections, at bhaynes@igi-global.com or 717-533-8845 ext. 132.
Additionally, if your institution's library is interested in benefiting from a consortia agreement, recommend meeting with IGI Global to your consortia leadership.
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About Greater Western Library Alliance

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) is a consortium of 39 research libraries located across the United States. The activities and collaborative projects of the Alliance expand access to quality information both within and beyond the boundaries of the consortium. The highly skilled staffs of its member libraries capitalize on new technologies, to forge effective and meaningful partnerships, and to promote innovation and excellence.

Their common interests intersect in programs related to scholarly communication, interlibrary loan, shared electronic resources, cooperative collection development, digital libraries, staff development and continuing education. GWLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in Missouri, headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with staff offices also located in Houston.

About the Orbis Cascade Alliance

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of 37 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Alliance runs a shared library management system and discovery interface, works on collective purchasing, facilitates access to unique and local collections, and coordinates resource sharing for our members.

Orbis Cascade Alliance pushes the boundaries of what is possible in libraries through strategic collaboration in the Pacific Northwest.They create and deliver innovative, sustainable, and essential library programs and resources. The Orbis Cascade Alliance, an exemplary academic library consortium, is a vital partner in advancing transformative learning and research and creating equity in higher education.

About IGI Global

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA with a subsidiary office (IGI Science and Technology, Ltd.), operating out of Beijing, China, IGI Global is a leading international academic publisher committed to facilitating the discovery of pioneering research that enhances and expands the body of knowledge available to the research community. Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, IGI Global disseminates quality content across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas, including business, computer science, education, engineering, healthcare, social sciences, and more. All these publications have been contributed by over 150,000+ industry-leading researchers and experts worldwide, ensuring that each title contains the most emerging and timeliest research. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

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