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Oxford's EPIC Roadshow - confirmed dates & locations

9 January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all managed to have a nice wee break over the Christmas period. 

My first update for 2017 is to let you know the confirmed dates and locations for the Oxford University Press upcoming EPIC Roadshow (which I mentioned in my last email update in 2016). OUP will be showcasing the subscription options that they will be offering NZ libraries through EPIC in 2017. 

The dates and locations are as follows:

Happy Holidays! And more subscription rollout updates...

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...!

Rollout of EPIC subscription options for 2017-2018

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

Important PressReader update

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.

BWB Texts Collection - now available through EPIC

5 September 2016

I have some exciting news! Following on from the fantastic Treaty of Waitangi Collection, Bridget Williams Books have just released their 2nd e-book collection through their new BWB Collections Platform.

It is the BWB Texts Collection

Reminder: PressDisplay change to PressReader

25 August 2016

This email update is specifically for EPIC member libraries that subscribe to Library PressDisplay/PressReader.

Upcoming EPIC RFP / National Library: Positioning for the future

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.

Gale integration with Microsoft Office 365

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:

EPIC invoicing and sub-licence renewals

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.

EPIC NZD pricing confirmed for member invoicing

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:

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