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PressReader webex demonstrations for EPIC member libraries

28 February 2017

PressReader are providing EPIC member libraries with 2 opportunities to attend a webex sessions this week.

The sessions will be a one hour overview, demonstrating all the new added features that can be utilised by libraries in the new PressReader platform.

Use the links below to register for your preferred session:

Thursday 2 March 9.00am - 10.00am

Bibliotheca cloudLibrary platform fee correction

24 February 2017

Sorry to be bombarding you all with emails in the lead up to the subscription confirmation deadline, however, I have an important correction to notify public library members about that may be interested in the Bibliotheca cloudLibrary offer.

Additional EPIC BWB subscription option for Tertiary& Public Libraries

23 February 2017

In follow up to the EPIC Update email that I sent out yesterday reminding you of the upcoming deadline for EPIC subscription confirmations (Friday 5pm, 3 March 2017), I would also like to let you know about an additional subscription option that Bridget Williams Books is offering tertiary and public libraries exclusively through EPIC.

This is the All BWB Collections option which includes access to all of the BWB collections for one fixed price.

This will include access to:

Reminder: upcoming deadline for EPIC subscription confirmations 2017-2018

22 February 2017

A big thank you to all the libraries that have sent through EPIC subscription confirmations for 2017-2018. This, however, is a reminder to those libraries that haven’t returned their confirmations that 5pm next Friday 3 March 2017 is the deadline to do so (use this link to access subscription confirmation instructions and the downloadable subscription confirmation forms).

RMIT Publishing webinar opportunity - Discover the Informit platform

9 February 2017

This is a quick note to let you know about the upcoming webinar opportunities organised by RMIT Publishing

Discover the Informit platform - a quick demonstration of the Informit resources that are available through EPIC in 2017-2018.

This is an opportunity to learn about the value and relevance of Informit resources to the New Zealand community.

The webinar sessions are only half an hour and will cover the following:

Changes to EPIC PressReader subscription model for 2017-2018

7 February 2017

Over the last few years, PressReader have provided two subscription models for EPIC member libraries to subscribe to PressReader (previously known as Library PressDisplay). The unlimited user model and the simultaneous user model.

PressReader have informed me that they are no longer able to offer the simultaneous user model. 

2017-2018 EPIC subscription confirmation update

3 February 2017 

EPIC is now officially seeking subscription confirmations for the 2017-2018 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2017).

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

IGI Global NZ visit to promote EPIC offering / Reminder: 2017-2018 subscription roll-out

24 January 2017

IGI Global NZ visit

New EPIC vendor IGI Global's Director of E-Resources, Jackie Ricords, will be visiting Wellington and Auckland to promote the new IGI Global EPIC offering for their emerging technology books, journals and videos.

In her visits, she will cover the following:

Oxford's EPIC Roadshow - confirmed dates & locations

9 January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all managed to have a nice wee break over the Christmas period. 

My first update for 2017 is to let you know the confirmed dates and locations for the Oxford University Press upcoming EPIC Roadshow (which I mentioned in my last email update in 2016). OUP will be showcasing the subscription options that they will be offering NZ libraries through EPIC in 2017. 

The dates and locations are as follows:

Happy Holidays! And more subscription rollout updates...

22 December 2016

First of all I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! But most of all, I hope you all have a lovely relaxing holiday break - just like these two...!

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