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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. 

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

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