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New EPIC subscription year starts tomorrow

31 March 2017

This is a reminder that tomorrow is the beginning of the new 2017 EPIC subscription year.

This year EPIC members have taken up a combined total of 668 e-resource subscriptions from 107 of the EPIC subscription option choices from 23 different vendors! (This is a big difference from my first ever EPIC subscription renewal round in 2010 where there were 12 subscription options from 5 vendors).

What do you need to do next?

  • If you simply renewed the subscriptions that you had last year, then there is nothing that you need to do immediately - access to all your current subscriptions should continue seamlessly.
  • If you have taken up new subscriptions, hopefully by now you have been contacted by the applicable vendor/s to arrange the set up of your access. If you haven't been contacted, please either let me know and I will follow up on your behalf or contact them directly using the vendor contact details linked from here.
  • If you cancelled subscriptions, please remember to remove all of the links that you have to these resources as they will quickly become dead links.

As I have mentioned in an earlier update, the next step in the process (after I have paid all the vendors) is that I will be sending out the invoices followed by sub-licence agreements for signing.

I will send out updates to let you know when these are coming out, however, (as many of you have already done – thank you), if you require the addition of a purchase order number for invoicing and/or confirmation of the total amount in order to raise your PO, please email me at paula.banks@dia.govt.nz to let me know so that I can make a note to contact you with the applicable information prior to invoicing.

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph (04) 474 3058

(please do not reply directly to this email)