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EPIC invoicing and sub-licence update

17 May 2017

This is an additional update to the EPIC update that I sent through on 10 May about EPIC invoicing and the EPIC sub-licence agreements.

EPIC invoicing and sub-licence

10 May 2017

This is to let you know that the NZD pricing for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 EPIC subscriptions will be on-charged to you in NZD against the following exchange rates:

USD - 0.69

AUD - 0.91

EUR - 0.65

GBP - 0.55

EPIC Libraries: EBSCO webinar series

27 April 2017

For the month of May, Kylie Peckham (the trainer at EBSCO) will be running a series of EBSCO training webinars specifically for EPIC member libraries.

These sessions are open to all staff from EPIC member libraries, so please feel free to forward on the information to any colleagues that might be interested in attending. 

All webinars will also be recorded and distributed to all who have registered for each particular session.

Scheduled downtime today for BWB Collections

26 April 2017

This email is specifically for member libraries that subscribe to any of the BWB e-book collections and is in follow up to an email that BWB sent directly to subscribers last week.

There will be a scheduled downtime for all BWB Collections today, Wednesday 26 April between 4-6pm. All of the collections will be unavailable during this time.

Invitation to attend Bibliotheca cloudLibrary eBook and eAudio platform demonstrations

7 April 2017

Bibliotheca is organising a roadshow in May to demonstrate the resource that they are offering through EPIC in 2017, the cloudLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.

They will be hosting sessions on the following dates and locations:

New EPIC subscription year starts tomorrow

31 March 2017

This is a reminder that tomorrow is the beginning of the new 2017 EPIC subscription year.

This year EPIC members have taken up a combined total of 668 e-resource subscriptions from 107 of the EPIC subscription option choices from 23 different vendors! (This is a big difference from my first ever EPIC subscription renewal round in 2010 where there were 12 subscription options from 5 vendors).

EPIC subscriptions 2017-2018 - what happens next?

6 March 2017

First of all - a big, big thank you to all the libraries that have sent through their EPIC subscription confirmations for 2017-2018!

A reminder also to those libraries that haven’t returned their confirmations that last Friday 3 March 2017 was officially the deadline to do so (use this link to access instructions and the downloadable subscription confirmation forms).

PressReader webex demonstrations for EPIC member libraries

28 February 2017

PressReader are providing EPIC member libraries with 2 opportunities to attend a webex sessions this week.

The sessions will be a one hour overview, demonstrating all the new added features that can be utilised by libraries in the new PressReader platform.

Use the links below to register for your preferred session:

Thursday 2 March 9.00am - 10.00am

Bibliotheca cloudLibrary platform fee correction

24 February 2017

Sorry to be bombarding you all with emails in the lead up to the subscription confirmation deadline, however, I have an important correction to notify public library members about that may be interested in the Bibliotheca cloudLibrary offer.

Additional EPIC BWB subscription option for Tertiary& Public Libraries

23 February 2017

In follow up to the EPIC Update email that I sent out yesterday reminding you of the upcoming deadline for EPIC subscription confirmations (Friday 5pm, 3 March 2017), I would also like to let you know about an additional subscription option that Bridget Williams Books is offering tertiary and public libraries exclusively through EPIC.

This is the All BWB Collections option which includes access to all of the BWB collections for one fixed price.

This will include access to:

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