<span class="padlock_text"></span> v24 #2 Publisher Profile: IGI Global

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Main Office:  701 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA  17033-1240  USA
Phone:  717-533-8845 x.100  •  Fax:  717-533-8661
<cust@igi-global.com>  •  www.igi-global.com

Vancouver Office:  1311 Howe Street, Suite 403
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2P3  Canada  •  Phone:  604-691-1786
Toll Free: 1-866-342-6657  •  www.irma-international.org

Officers:  Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO.  Lindsay Johnston, Managing Director.  Joshua Witman, Business Manager.  Heather Probst, Senior Editorial Director.  Elizabeth Ardner, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Reference and Serials.  Mitch Greene, Director of National Sales, Electronic Resources.  Christine Bufton, Director of Promotions and Communications.  Justin North, Director of Information Technology and Communication.  Jan Travers, Director of Intellectual Property and Contracts.

Association memberships, etc.:  Information Resources Management Association (IRMA).  Corporate Members of ALA/ACRL.

Vital information:  IGI Global has grown from a company of two employees in 1988 to a company of more than 55 today.  Over the last 20+ years, IGI Global has established a rapport with hundreds of journal editors, not to mention thousands of book authors and editors.

IGI Global is partnered with the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), an organization that supports the advancement of technology by publishing scholarly journals and organizing various educational and award programs.  Through several non-profit and open access programs such as the Library Technology Collaborative, the organization promotes the sharing of technology-related research and academic collaboration.

Key products and services:  Books – More than 1,800 reference publications, centering on 11 subject areas, available in print and digital formats.  Journals – More than 145 journals, centering on 11 subject areas, available in print and digital formats.  Electronic Resources – InfoSci-Journals, InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Cases, InfoSci-Subject Databases, InfoSci-Dictionary, E-Access, InfoSci-ONDemand allowing individual purchases of chapters and articles, and Topic Collections containing as many as 20 scholarly book titles at a fraction of the individual cost.  Teaching Cases – Available for individual sale.  Free teaching notes supplied to instructors upon request.  Designed for professional development and instruction.  Course Adoption – Complimentary 60-day examination eBook to any professor teaching within the United States or Canada considering an IGI Global title for course adoption. Special course adoption discounts and complimentary print desk copies.  Open Access – In collaboration with the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) and through the www.irma-international.org Website, IGI Global already offers open access to more than 2,000 free articles and will offer 250 free additional papers beginning April 1, 2012 and will continue to release 250 papers at a time up through January 2013.  WebinarsIGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series – Free to sign-up. Attendees can connect with recognized leaders and share their knowledge and experiences on a variety of timely topics and issues.  Awards – Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program, InfoSci-Journals Distinguished Fellowship Award, InfoSci-Journals Excellence in Research Awards, and Library Technology Excellence Award.

Core markets/clientele:  Academic, government, and corporate research libraries with a focus on research publications whose primary audience is post-graduate and upper-level researchers.

Number of employees:  55+

Number of books published annually:  350+

Number of journals published annually:  145+ released quarterly

Total number of books on your backlist:  Since 2000, IGI Global has published more than 1,830 book publications

Additional Items of interest for ATG readers:

•   IGI Global has recently been approved as a FEDLINK vendor.  As a FEDLINK vendor, they are able to provide their premier research in Information Science & Technology to federal libraries and information centers.

•   IGI Global publications have been cited in more than 75 indices. Also, the editorial process at IGI Global is extremely expeditious with the Acquisitions, Development, and Production processes all maintained in-house.

•   IGI Global is now partnered with the CLOCKSS Archive to preserve their e-journals and eBooks, making their content freely available to everyone after a “trigger event” and ensuring that an author’s work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

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