(16 Jan 2024) IGI Global has opted to discontinue offering its e-books on the Gale e-Book platform, effective April 1st, 2024.
Libraries and institutions that have previously acquired IGI Global e-books through Gale will retain access to their purchased e-books. However, effective April 1st, 2024, it is important to note that new IGI Global e-books will no longer be accessible on the Gale e-Book platform. Furthermore, all existing e-books will be removed from this platform, and libraries, institutions, and consortiums will no longer be able to acquire them through Gale.
IGI Global provides several alternative options for acquiring and accessing its collection of 8,000+ e-books. All IGI Global e-books will be readily available for licensing on IGI Global’s platform, EBSCO’s E-Book platform, and ProQuest’s E-Book Central platform. These options offer a range of licensing options, including single-user, three-user, and unlimited-user access, all without DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions.
Notably, IGI Global’s platform, in addition to the EBSCO E-Book and ProQuest E-Book Central platforms, is available for hosting e-books through individual licensing or via approval plan set-up on the industry’s leading library service providers, including GOBI, OASIS, and Rialto.
For libraries that have previously designated Gale e-Book as their preferred choice within their approval plans, IGI Global encourages direct communication with us or contacting your provider’s representative to update this preference to one of the platform options.
The press release in full is here.