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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:

Reminder: upcoming deadline for EPIC subscription confirmations 2017-2018

22 February 2017

A big thank you to all the libraries that have sent through EPIC subscription confirmations for 2017-2018. This, however, is a reminder to those libraries that haven’t returned their confirmations that 5pm next Friday 3 March 2017 is the deadline to do so (use this link to access subscription confirmation instructions and the downloadable subscription confirmation forms).

RMIT Publishing webinar opportunity - Discover the Informit platform

9 February 2017

This is a quick note to let you know about the upcoming webinar opportunities organised by RMIT Publishing

Discover the Informit platform - a quick demonstration of the Informit resources that are available through EPIC in 2017-2018.

This is an opportunity to learn about the value and relevance of Informit resources to the New Zealand community.

The webinar sessions are only half an hour and will cover the following:

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. 

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