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Rollout of EPIC subscription options for 2016-2017

28 October 2015

This is to let you know that I am in the process of confirming subscription options with the EPIC panel of suppliers for the 2016-2017 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2016).

The options for 2016-2017 will be rolled out through the Members Only section of the EPIC website as they are confirmed. To access the subscription options for your sector:

Gale Cengage access issues

 14 September 2015

I have been receiving reports from libraries that are having issues accessing their Gale Cengage subscription databases. 

I have notified Gale Cengage, however, if you are also experiencing the same issue please notify Gale Cengage directly with a description of the problem so that they are able to ascertain the extent of the problem and provide you with direct feedback about the issue.

The technical support at Gale Cengage is Lynette Lewis lynette.lewis@cengage.com.

Literature Resource Center - new interface

25 August 2015

This is to let you all know that as of 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday 26 August) Literature Resource Center from Gale Cengage will have a brand new interface. Below is a sneak peak of what it will look like...if you can't wait until tomorrow to explore further, click on the link below and use the following password: literature

Paula Banks

Oxford Music & Oxford Art access issues

17 August 2015

I have had a few libraries contact me about access issues to Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online. I have logged a technical support query about this with Oxford University Press.

If your library is also experiencing issues, please do also log a technical support query with OUP directly so that they have an idea about how wide the problem is. The technical support email is onlinecustomerservices@oup.com 

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

Gale to Google Path - In Context databases Google integration

17 August 2015

Gale Cengage have recently added a couple of exciting new feature to the following In Context databases as part of their Gale to Google Path initiative:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) Update

11 August 2015

Gale has released two NEW noteworthy titles on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - these titles have been added to GVRL collection which is part of in the Gale EPIC National Package and are available to access right now.

The two new titles are as follows: 

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 5th edition

Some exciting mid-year offers

7 August 2015

Here are some exciting mid-year offers for EPIC member libraries:

RMIT - Informit offer to EPIC member Government Agency Libraries

RMIT have put together 3 different package options for EPIC member Government Agency Libraries, They are as follows: 

  • Informit Foundation

Choose any four Informit Collections (excluding AGIS and APAFT) or three collections plus the complete Indexes.

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