IGI Global's Consortia Collaborations

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.

Benefits of consortia working directly with IGI Global include:

  • Flexible Purchasing and Acquisitions Options Available (Individual Institution, Group, Title Selection, Evidence-Based, Perpetual/Subscription, and More)
  • No DRM, No Additional Charge for Multi-User Licenses, No Embargo of Content, and No Maintenance or Archiving Fees
  • Concise and Customizable License Agreement for Streamlined Acquisitions
  • Current Holdings Analysis Provided for Member Institutions (When Applicable)
  • Multi-Year Agreements With No Price Increases Guaranteed
  • Accommodating Invoicing Options Available at Consortia and Individual Member Level
  • Remote Access Options Available (IP Authentication with Proxy, Referral URLs, and More)

If you would like to schedule a meeting or phone call to discuss/organize an IGI Global offering, our license agreement, or potential innovative collaborations, contact eresources@igi-global.com.

Carolina Consortium

Carolina_Consortium IGI Global and the Carolina Consortium have continued their partnership for the 2021 copyright year, and institutions such as public libraries, seminary schools, community colleges, public universities, and private institutions are able to gain access to IGI Global’s content through the InfoSci® platform, which hosts the IGI Global e-Book Collection and e-Journal Collection. Member institutions can participate in an innovative, publisher-direct e-book title sharing agreement and/or an -Journal Collection EBA offering for 2021. Participating members can also benefit from a matching fund of 100% OA APC Waivers for faculty and staff at their institution with IGI Global's OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative.

View Carolina Consortium’s offer here. (Note: Access is limited to Carolina Consortium members. Members must sign in.)

The Carolina Consortium provides academic libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina with affordable access to a variety of electronic resources. Since 2012, the Carolina Consortium has included over 175 higher learning institutions, from public universities to community colleges, and has saved libraries millions of dollars in deals.

CAUL Electronic Information Resources Consortium (CEIRC)

IGI Global is proud to continue their collaboration with CAUL into the 2021 copyright year and provide Australian institutions with access to a wide range of innovative and emerging research in multiple disciplines. Participating members can also benefit from a matching fund of 100% OA APC Waivers for faculty and staff at their institution with IGI Global's OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative.

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is an organization of Australian university libraries dedicated to affordable and fair access to knowledge. CAUL ensures collaborations between publishers and libraries address the interests and resources needed by their members. First formed in 1965, CAUL continues to promote the distribution of knowledge to academic institutions in Australia, with over 40 members today. CEIRC is CAUL’s primary vehicle for relationships with vendors and publishers. CEIRC’s terms of reference address a range of activities, including collaborative purchasing of electronic information resources, licensing conditions, access issues, statistical reporting, and effective negotiation.

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK)

IGI Global is proud to continue being an approved FEDLINK Vendor (Service ID: IG and Contract Number: LC11G7010). Being an approved vendor enables IGI Global to reach over 1,000 federal library and information centers and offices.

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an organization of federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and providing continual professional education for federal library and information staff. FEDLINK serves as a forum for the discussion of policies, programs, procedures, and technologies that affect federal libraries and the information services they provide to Congress, their agencies, the federal courts, and the American people.

View more information on FEDLINK here.


jisc IGI Global is continuing collaboration with Jisc into the 2021 copyright year by continuing to offer discounts to Jisc members for IGI Global's e-Collections. Participating members can also benefit from a matching fund of 100% OA APC Waivers for faculty and staff at their institution with IGI Global's OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative.

This collaboration started in 2016, when IGI Global and Chest, a part of Eduserv, announced their agreement to offer emerging and forward-thinking content to universities and research institutions through the e-Book Collection and e-Journal Collection. The agreement allowed Chest members to access the scholarly information on a three (3)-year price fix. In January of 2019, Jisc and Eduserv began operating as one organization to provide digital solutions for UK education and research.

View the Jisc offer here.

Saudi Digital Library (SDL)

The Saudi Digital Library has been one of IGI Global’s long-standing consortia partners for several years. This partnership brings innovative and emerging research to Middle Eastern universities. They currently have access to IGI Global’s e-Collections, including the e-Book Collection and e-Journal Collection. Members benefit from a matching fund of 100% OA APC Waivers for faculty and staff at their institution with IGI Global's OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative.

The Saudi Digital Library (SDL) is the largest academic gathering of information sources in the Arab world, with more than 310,000 scientific references that are being continuously updated and cover all academic disciplines. Being an umbrella to all Saudi Universities, SDL won the award for the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information ‘know’ for outstanding projects in the Arab World in 2010.

View more information on SDL here.

South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC)

IGI Global looks forward to continuing their collaboration with SANLiC in the 2021 copyright year and providing their members with valuable and necessary publications, such as edited and authored reference books, handbooks of research, research insights, research essentials, and encyclopedias through their e-Book Collection, as well as scholarly journal content through the e-Journals Collection.

The South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) is an organization that provides affordable and cost-effective access to academic and scholarly research to educational institutions in Africa. With over 30 members today, SANLiC works to ensure that their relationships between publishers and university libraries provide librarians with affordable and high-quality research they can utilize. Additionally, SANLiC provides their members with access to various conference and seminar information every year.

View SANLic’s offer here.

Taiwan Academic E-Book and Database Consortium (TAEBDC)

Over the last several years, TAEBDC has purchased a select number of IGI Global titles each year. IGI Global and TAEBDC are proud to continue their partnership, with TAEBDC’s selection of titles from the 2021 copyright year.

IGI Global and the Taiwan Academic Electronic Books and Databases Consortium (TAEBDC) have partnered to bring technology research to over 90 institutions, including universities, medical facilities, and research institutions across Taiwan for several years. Researchers, students, and professors throughout the country can access this content through TAEBDC’s investment in IGI Global’s academic research.

The German National Library of Economics (ZBW)

The German National Library of Economics, also known as the Leibniz Information Center for Economics (ZBW), is an economics-based consortium. Known as the world’s largest research infrastructure for economic literature online and offline, ZBW has been affiliated as an institute of the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel since 2007.

This consortium has been a long-time partner of IGI Global’s, with discounted pricing for IGI Global e-Journal Collection. Additionally, in 2016, ZBW invested in IGI Global e-books with a special offering on the e-Book Collection to its members, making it the first national e-book offer by the German National Library. The collaboration opened the door for nearly twenty new libraries to own a significant number of IGI Global’s innovative e-books for the use of their university communities. IGI Global and ZBW are currently working to continue their partnership into the 2021 copyright year.

View more information on ZBW here.