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Changes to EPIC PressReader subscription model for 2017-2018

7 February 2017

Over the last few years, PressReader have provided two subscription models for EPIC member libraries to subscribe to PressReader (previously known as Library PressDisplay). The unlimited user model and the simultaneous user model.

PressReader have informed me that they are no longer able to offer the simultaneous user model. 

2017-2018 EPIC subscription confirmation update

3 February 2017 

EPIC is now officially seeking subscription confirmations for the 2017-2018 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2017).

The EPIC subscription confirmation forms are available for download from the EPIC website or via the following links:

IGI Global NZ visit to promote EPIC offering / Reminder: 2017-2018 subscription roll-out

24 January 2017

IGI Global NZ visit

New EPIC vendor IGI Global's Director of E-Resources, Jackie Ricords, will be visiting Wellington and Auckland to promote the new IGI Global EPIC offering for their emerging technology books, journals and videos.

In her visits, she will cover the following:

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.

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