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...!
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
9 November 2016
This email is specifically for EPIC member PressReader subscribers.
I have had a number of libraries contact me recently with access issues to both PressReader and the PressReader administration portal.
I have just received confirmation from PressReader about how to resolve both of these issues.
25 August 2016
This email update is specifically for EPIC member libraries that subscribe to Library PressDisplay/PressReader.
20 July 2016
Now that we have settled down into the new EPIC subscription year, I thought it would be a good time to update you on what I am going to be doing to keep myself busy in the next few months and to seek your help with it. While I am in the business of asking for help, I thought that this is also a good opportunity to give you a bit of a heads up about how you can provide feedback to help shape the National Library of New Zealand’s strategic direction through to 2030.
18 July 2016
You may remember last year that Gale Cengage announced the integration of Google with many of their e-resource collections. This enables Google account holders to login to Gale Cengage using their Google account information and save Gale content as Google docs into Google Drive or Google Classroom accounts.
Well, now, Gale have also partnered with Microsoft to intergrate with Microsoft Office 365.
This is now live in the following Gale Cengage resources available through EPIC:
6 May 2015
As many of you may already have discovered, most of the EPIC member invoices have been sent out for payment this week.
Next week I will be sending out (via post) notices of renewal to your EPIC sub-licence agreements. These will include a revised supplier/database fee schedule to reflect your 2016-2017 EPIC subscription choices.
27 April 2016
This is to let you know that the NZD pricing for the 2016-2017 EPIC member subscriptions have now been confirmed.
Based on the payments made by EPIC to overseas suppliers on your behalf, the foreign currency amounts that were quoted for your 2016-2017 EPIC subscriptions will be on-charged to you in NZD against the following exchange rates:
26 April 2016
Free webinar about COUNTER usage statistics
When accessing your e-resource subscription statistics, have you ever wondered what being COUNTER compliant means or why it is so important? Have you also ever been confused about which COUNTER compliant reports are the best ones to run for the type of information that you are wanting to track? Or do you just want to learn a little more about e-resource usage statistics in general?