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Ancestry Library Edition - new interface

8 April 2011,
 
This is just a note to make sure that all our Ancestry Library Edition subscribers are aware that Ancestry Library Edition will be launching a new enhanced search interface as of Wednesday 13 April. (Although, it will probably take affect here in NZ on Thursday 14 April).

Oxford Access Issues

4 April 2011,

Some libraries are reporting that they are being asked for login credentials when trying to access Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online & the Oxford English Dictionary. I have contacted Oxford University Press, so they are aware of the problem and are working on rectifying it.

In the meantime, Oxford have supplied me with some login credentials that should enable you to access the resources while they work on fixing the problem.

These are:

username: conferenceapr

password: easter

EPIC Subscription Renewal Reminder

14 March 2011
 
This is a wee reminder that the deadline for returning your EPIC subscription renewals for 2011-12 is this Friday 18 March. As pricing for the EPIC Packages is divided proportionately among member libraries we need to hear back from all our member libraries in order to finalise pricing and invoicing for 2011-12.
 

EPIC re-subscription 2011-2012

18 February 2011,

Next week your library will receive your EPIC re-subscription letters for the new (2011-2012) EPIC subscription year (beginning April 1, 2011). Therefore, I thought that it might be timely to give you all a heads up about EPIC re-subscription and to let you know about all the exciting Opt-in Product subscriptions that are available in 2011.
 

Online Training - Oxford Art Online

18 February 2011,
 
Oxford University Press are running an online demonstration/training session on Oxford Art Online at 2pm Tuesday February 22.
 

Seasons Greetings from EPIC

21 December 2010,
 
Seasons Greetings EPIC Member Libraries,
 
On behalf of the EPIC Governance Group I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
Thank you for all your support in 2010 and we look forward to another EPIC year in 2011.
 

Relaunched OED Online URLs & EPIC Office contact info

7 December 2010,
 
As mentioned last month, Oxford University Press relaunched the Oxford English Dictionary Online on December 1. This means that the URL to access the OED Online using most authentication methods (including IP and referring URL) will now be: http://www.oed.com - the only exception is for libraries that offer remote access by library card pattern or username and password - the URL will now be http://www.oed.com/loginpage.
 

New EPIC Opt-in Products from Oxford University Press

3 December 2010,
 
EPIC is pleased to announce that 4 Oxford University Press resources will be added as EPIC Opt-in product subscriptions in 2011. These products are:
 
Berg Fashion Library
Oxford Dictionaries Online
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
 

Useful Gale Cengage URLs & Oxford Training Amendment

24 November 2010,
 
Howdy All,
 
I have a couple of useful Gale Cengage URLs that you may be interested in:
If you have been trying to get to grips with the New Gale Admin, here is something that might be helpful. This is a direct link to the statistics module in Gale Admin: http://usagereports.galegroup.com/cognos8/ - you will be prompted for your Gale Admin username and password, but once you have provided these you will be sent directly to your statistics report options.

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