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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:

Free webinar about COUNTER usage statistics / PressReader title list

26 April 2016

Free webinar about COUNTER usage statistics

When accessing your e-resource subscription statistics, have you ever wondered what being COUNTER compliant means or why it is so important? Have you also ever been confused about which COUNTER compliant reports are the best ones to run for the type of information that you are wanting to track? Or do you just want to learn a little more about e-resource usage statistics in general?

Library PressDisplay change to PressReader

18 April 2016

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

EPIC platform / product changes

11 April 2016

This email update is specifically for EPIC member libraries that subscribe to the Gale Cengage EPIC National Package and/or the National Geographic Archive.

  • Gale Cengage EPIC National Package Updates

Global Issues In Context - new platform

New EPIC subscription year

31 March 2016

This is a reminder that tomorrow is the beginning of the new 2016 EPIC subscription year.

This year members have taken up a combined total of 630 e-resource subscriptions through the EPIC consortium! So, a big, big thank you all for your ongoing support.

So, what do you need to do next?

Ancestry Library Edition - access issues

9 March 2016

This is a quick message to let EPIC member Ancestry Library Edition subscribers that if you are currently experiencing access issues to Ancestry that it is an identified issue at the Ancestry Library Edition in the end and that they are currently investigating a fix.

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph (04) 474 3058

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