Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration (EPIC) is a non-profit national consortium with a common interest to enhance access to e-content for all New Zealanders and to negotiate and facilitate access to e-content for library and information organisations and their customers.
EPIC was established in 2004 out of a proof of concept project called PER:NA (Purchasing Electronic Resources: A National Approach) led by the National Library of New Zealand to make quality e-content affordable to all New Zealand Libraries.
EPIC membership is open to all New Zealand based organisations that provide a library or information service.
The Department of Internal Affairs acting through the National Library of New Zealand is EPIC's lead agency - the legal body that holds the contracts with vendors and with each member library.
The EPIC Office is located in the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand