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iGroup In India Balani Infotech. Kelvin Poh. iGroup APAC. 25 years providing and facilitating teaching and reference resources to the Academic community in APAC. Geographical Coverage with physical presence currently expanded to include:

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iGroup In IndiaBalani Infotech

Kelvin Poh

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iGroup APAC

  • 25 years providing and facilitating teaching and reference resources to the Academic community in APAC.

  • Geographical Coverage with physical presence currently expanded to include:

    • China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • Staffing of over 500

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iGroup APAC

  • Key Consortia Partners

    • CALIS (China)

    • JULAC (Hong Kong)

    • KESLI, KERIS (Korea)

    • CONCERT (Taiwan)

    • CAUL (Australia)

    • CDC (Malaysia)

    • MUA Consortium (Thailand)

  • Serving over 700 Higher Learning and Research Institutes APAC wide

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iGroup APAC

  • Increasing Distribution partnerships with Publishers

    • Ejournals, Databases, e-Books

    • Increasing Reputation for Scholarly and Scientific societies, as well as University Press

  • Increasing involvement in publishing

    • Equity investments into existing publishing houses

    • Establishment of iGroup publishing arm

      • Helping smaller scholarly societies and Asian Universities publish electronically with low financial investment

      • Help promote Asian content to the global market

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iGroup APAC

  • Increasing activities into Learning Resource Management and Teaching Applications

    • Plagiarism detection solutions

    • Federated Search Engines

    • Topical Teaching Software

  • ePreservation and ePublishing solutions

    • Scanning equipment, applications and services

    • Rare books digitization

    • Commercialise privately held collections

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iGroup in India

  • Started in 2000

  • Limited distribution partnerships

  • Premise of focus on consortium based models

  • Representing not for profit society publishers

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iGroup India

  • Distributing for over 40 publishing partners

    Project Muse, Hein Online, Turnitin, OECD, IG Publishing, ASHRIDGE, ACM, Books 24X7, OSA, CINDAS, CRC-net BASE, Idea Group Inc. Electronic Resources, Informa Law, Cengage, American Chemical Society (ACS), MD Consult, Computing Reviews, Keesing’s, Live Maths, Palgrave McMillan, Oxford Univ Press, IEEE Computer Society, KluwerLaw Online, Physics Demo, BrititshStandard Institute, U.K., Karger, eBrary, Grokker, SPIE Digital Library, H.W. Wilson, WIPS, SPRINGER, Thieme, SIAM, iSino Law, Plunkett Research, Proquest, Columbia Univ Press, Project Euclid (Duke Univ)

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iGroup IndiaBalani Infotech

  • Current Consortium Partners




    • CSIR / DST

    • DELCON

    • BIT

    • LPS

    • DRDO

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New Directions

  • Increase coverage of eContent resources

    • More Societies and Univ Press

    • Ebooks

  • Increase customer support programs

  • Expand service portfolio

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iGroup IndiaBalani Infotech

  • Increase in staffing count

  • More offices

  • Maintaining knowledge levels and continuing education programmes

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Content Delivery vs Content Management

  • Acquiring digital content resources

    • Get more

    • Pay Less

    • Implement

    • Educate

  • Managing the acquired resources

    • Federated Search

    • Web 2.0

  • Creating digital resources

    • Univ Publishing

    • Preservation

  • Integrating content, applications, learning management.

    • Plagiarism detection

    • Learning Management Systems

    • Teaching applications

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iGroup India

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