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Rollout of EPIC subscription options for 2017-2018

This is to let you know that I am in the process of rolling out confirmed subscription options for EPIC member libraries from the new EPIC panel of suppliers for the 2017-2018 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2017).

Go to: 2017-2018 EPIC subscription confirmation process for full instructions on confirming your EPIC subscription options for 2017-2018

As you may recall from an email update that I sent out in July, this year EPIC has undertaken a full procurement process for a new panel of suppliers for the new EPIC subscription year. Through this process, 26 suppliers were invited to negotiate agreements to join the panel.

As contract agreements are completed with each vendor, I have been adding their subscription options for EPIC member libraries to view through the Members Only section of the EPIC website.

To access the subscription options for your sector:

  • Go to the EPIC website and login under Members Only with your EPIC member logins (to request a login email epic@epic.org.nz).
  • In the area titled EPIC subscription guide & options there are links to subscription option pages for each sector. Click on the applicable link for your sector. These pages will provide you with a list of EPIC vendors, along with the subscription options they are offering through EPIC for your sector.
  • Subscription pricing options can be accessed via the orange subscription pricing options links (if you have logged in under Members Only with your EPIC member logins) on these pages.

New vendors with options already added include:

  • Bibliotheca - with their digital content lending service for public libraries: cloudLibrary.
  • Healthy Life Media - in 2017 they are launching the new online version of NZ Healthy Food Guide (click on the link to preview the site).
  • IGI Global are offering a full range of authoritative subject database collections. Each subscription also includes free complimentary access to InfoSci-Videos
  • Triton AV - access to the full range of Naxos music streaming products, as well as their spoken word, video and sheet music collections.

New options from current vendors which have already been added include:

If you are interested in trialling any of the subscription options available through EPIC, please contact the vendor directly. Vendor contact details can be found at the bottom of each Vendor’s subscription pricing option page for your sector.

More subscription options will be added as they are confirmed, so please also keep a look out for them...

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph (04) 474 3058

(please do not reply directly to this email)