ATU's transformative agreements are brought to us by IReL. IReL is a consortium of Irish research libraries, providing access to licensed e-resources, OA publishing agreements, and open science infrastructure.
IReL is a consortium of Irish research libraries. Established in 2004, it provides participating member institutions with access to a wide range of licensed eResources, open access publishing agreements with over twenty publishers, and open science infrastructure.
Transformative agreements, also referred to as “read and publish” agreements, are contracts negotiated between institutions and publishers that transform the business model inherent in scholarly publishing towards an open access model. These agreements represent a further move away from a subscription-only model to one which includes both subscription payments (the “read” part) and article processing charges (the “publish” part).