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Additions to the INZART collection on the NZ Index database

24 June 2011

The Knowledge Basket have forwarded on to me the following announcement to share with EPIC member libraries:

New EPIC Agreements

17 June 2011

As you all know, the EPIC office is run out of the National Library of New Zealand and it is the National Library that enters into license agreements with electronic resource vendors on behalf of the EPIC membership. As you also all know, in February the National Library became a part of the Department of Internal Affairs. The EPIC license agreements with all our vendors have all been adapted to reflect this change in lead agency.

EBSCO & The Economist

9 June 2011

For those of you that have not received the below message directly from EBSCO:


Dear EBSCO Customer,

Gale Newspaper Products offer for EPIC Public Library Members

30 May 2011

Gale Cengage has a fantastic new offer for EPIC Public Library members:

Gale would like to offer EPIC Public Libraries the opportunity to collectively subscribe to The Times Digital Archive, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 17th Century Burney Newspaper Collection and 19th Century US Newspapers as an Opt-in option to your EPIC subscription.

EPIC Invoices & Ancestry Library Edition Contact Details

3 May 2011,

EPIC Invoices

Thanks to everyone for re-subscribing to EPIC in 2011. Your continued support allows us to provide access to a wide range of quality electronic resources to New Zealand libraries at significantly reduced prices.

The EPIC Invoices will be heading out in the mail today. As the National Library (the home of the EPIC Office) has merged into the Department of Internal Affairs, the EPIC invoices will now be coming to you from the Department of Internal Affairs.

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.

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