EPIC (Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration) is the national e-licensing initiative that makes electronic resources available to all New Zealanders through libraries who are consortium members.
EPIC’s vision is to provide access to high quality electronic information for all New Zealanders. The Ministry of Education has continued to fund access to EPIC for all New Zealand schools.
How EPIC works
EPIC operations are funded through an administration component of member libraries' subscriptions. The National Library is currently the lead agency, and hosts the EPIC office.
The EPIC Manager is responsible for the operational management of EPIC.
The benefits of joining EPIC
Being part of EPIC enables libraries to give customers access to thousands of high quality journals, magazines, books and images that are not freely available elsewhere. You can expand your library's collections beyond what your building could ever hold, or you could afford to purchase alone.
How to join EPIC
To be eligible for EPIC membership, organisations must be based in New Zealand and must provide a library or information service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.