ESAC is an open community of information professionals dedicated to putting the vision of open access to research into practice.
We are part of research libraries and library consortia who negotiate transformative agreements and central open access publishing agreements with scholarly publishers, bringing the cost of scholarly communication under control and making it easy for scholars to publish their peer-reviewed articles open access in the journals of their choice—without having to pay APCs.
We share resources and knowledge to empower libraries and library consortia on their path to re-orienting their financial streams, processes, and workflows around open access publishing instead of paywalls, so that the research conducted in our institutions can freely be shared with scholars everywhere.
Specifically, we focus on:
The ESAC community includes library practitioners who collaborate to produce open resources and who exchange experiences and insights via mentorship, dedicated working groups and other activities focusing on open access author and library workflows, data gathering and analytics, agreement terms, and stakeholder engagement.
If you would like to be matched with a mentor or would be interested in participating in any of ESAC’s working groups and activities, contact us with your area of interest.