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New EPIC subscription year starts during the Easter break

27 March 2018

Thanks to it falling smack in the middle of the Easter break, this is an earlier than usual reminder of the upcoming new 2018-2019 EPIC subscription year (which will begin on Easter Sunday 1 April 2018) and what you might 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 contact them directly using the vendor contact details linked from here or let me know and I will follow up on your behalf.
  • 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 for payment and the sub-licence agreement renewals 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 NZ$ 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)