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Seasons Greetings from EPIC

21 December 2010,
Seasons Greetings EPIC Member Libraries,
On behalf of the EPIC Governance Group I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you for all your support in 2010 and we look forward to another EPIC year in 2011.

Relaunched OED Online URLs & EPIC Office contact info

7 December 2010,
As mentioned last month, Oxford University Press relaunched the Oxford English Dictionary Online on December 1. This means that the URL to access the OED Online using most authentication methods (including IP and referring URL) will now be: http://www.oed.com - the only exception is for libraries that offer remote access by library card pattern or username and password - the URL will now be http://www.oed.com/loginpage.

New EPIC Opt-in Products from Oxford University Press

3 December 2010,
EPIC is pleased to announce that 4 Oxford University Press resources will be added as EPIC Opt-in product subscriptions in 2011. These products are:
Berg Fashion Library
Oxford Dictionaries Online
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Useful Gale Cengage URLs & Oxford Training Amendment

24 November 2010,
Howdy All,
I have a couple of useful Gale Cengage URLs that you may be interested in:
If you have been trying to get to grips with the New Gale Admin, here is something that might be helpful. This is a direct link to the statistics module in Gale Admin: http://usagereports.galegroup.com/cognos8/ - you will be prompted for your Gale Admin username and password, but once you have provided these you will be sent directly to your statistics report options.

Oxford English Dictionary Relaunch & Webex Training Opportunities

18 November 2010,
Hi Everyone,
In December, Oxford University Press are relaunching the Oxford English Dictionary Online with a whole bunch of exciting, new enhancements. If you want to learn more about what will be changing, go to this link  http://www.oed.com/news/relaunch.html and check it out.

EPIC at the LIANZA Conference - Reminder & Update

16 November 2010
This is a wee reminder and update about the EPIC lunchtime session at the LIANZA Conference.
I'll deal with the bad news first - unfortunately, the University of Otago does not allow food to be eaten in their lecture halls...for this reason we will not be able to provide lunch as we intended at the EPIC lunchtime session. Therefore, to enable you to grab some lunch before coming along, the session has been rescheduled to start at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 December.

New Gale Admin

4 November 2010
Hello Everyone,
Gale Cengage have just updated their administration module. This is where you go to access your usage statistics and customise your interface settings, etc.
The new URL for Gale Admin is http://admin.galegroup.com - you will be prompted for a username & password, this should take the form of:

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