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Reminder: upcoming deadline for EPIC subscription confirmations 2018-2019

19 February 2018

First of all a big thank you to all the libraries that have sent through EPIC subscription confirmations for 2018-2019.

Free Oxford Training Roadshow / Withdraw of ASP BBC Video Collection offer

8 February 2018

I have some good and some bad news to pass on from EPIC vendors...I will start with the good news:

Free Oxford University Press Training Roadshow

Oxford University Press have organised a free training roadshow for all EPIC member organisations and their staff later in the month. 

The sessions will run from 10am-1pm in the following cities and dates:

  • Auckland - Feb 19
  • Wellington - Feb 20
  • Christchurch - Feb 21

and will include the following products:

PressReader webex demonstration session

1 February 2018

Matthew Hedrick, who is the Market Developer for Australasia for PressReader is organising some live demonstration sessions of PressReader via webex for EPIC member libraries.

This is an opportunity for current subscribers to refresh themselves on all of the features that your PressReader subscription provides you with as well as learn about new features that you may not be aware of.

Seeking EPIC member subscription confirmations for 2018-2019

23 January 2018

Now that all of the EPIC subscription options for 2018-2019 have been loaded for viewing by members via the EPIC website, I would like to officially seek EPIC member subscription confirmations for the 2018-2019 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2018).

The EPIC subscription confirmation forms are available for download from the EPIC website or via the following links:

Credo Reference subscription options & live demo opportunities

18 January 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

This is to let you know about the most recently added EPIC subscription options for 2018-2019.

Credo Reference have added options for both EPIC tertiary and public library members:

Digitales - Beanstack Demo for EPIC member public libraries

18 December 2017

Digitales would like to invite EPIC member public libraries to an online demonstration of one of their EPIC subscription options for 2018 - Beanstack.

Beanstack is a purpose built Reader Advisory service resource for libraries and their users.

More information about Beanstack can be accessed from the Beanstack website or from these YouTube videos:

Happy Holidays from EPIC! (plus some more 2018-2019 subscription options...)

13 December 2017

This is a quick note to say Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas and all the best for the New Year!

...but, before you all head off to relax for the Xmas Break, I thought I’d let you know about some more brand new subscription options that will be available to EPIC members in 2018-2019:

Rollout of EPIC subscription options for 2018-2019

3 November 2017

This is to let you know that I am in the process of rolling out the subscription options for EPIC member libraries for the 2018-2019 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2018).

Come say hi at LIANZA

22 September 2017

You are all probably being swamped with these right now, so I thought that I should add to it as well...

If you are heading to Christchurch for the LIANZA Conference 2017 next week, please do come by and say hi to me and the rest of the National Library crew at the National Library of New Zealand stand (stand 7 - apparently, right next door to the emergency exit..) in the exhibition area.

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