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Oxford access problems

7 May 2013

I have had reports from some libraries that are experiencing access issues with Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online & the Oxford English Dictionary.

I have contacted Oxford University Press to make them aware of the problem, but as their technical support people are based in the UK there may be a slight delay in getting the issue resolved.

With this in mind, OUP have provided temporary logins which can be used to access these resources until the issue is resolved.

These are:

username: conferencemay

password: hammer

Business Insights: Global - FREE subscription addition from Gale Cengage

30 April 2013

Gale Cengage are kindly offering FREE access to an additional Gale Cengage product to all EPIC libraries that subscribe to any of the EPIC Packages (EPIC Packages 1-8) that include Gale Cengage products for the 2013-14 EPIC subscription year.

South Island PressDisplay/Ancestry Training - expressions of interest

15 April 2013

As some of you may remember Clare Bristow (the training specialist from ProQuest) did a tour of the North Island in February providing training on PressDisplay and Ancestry Library Edition. She had hoped to do a full New Zealand tour at that time, but we were so inundated with expressions of interest for training that she decided that she would come back and do the South Island separately in June. 

Gale Cengage outage resolved

3 April 2013

The Gale Cengage databases are up and running again. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph 04 474 3058

Gale Cengage outage

3 April 2013

Gale Cengage would like to urgently advise all of their subscribers that they are currently experiencing a global service outage. They are working on a solution and hopefully it will be resolved shortly.

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph (04) 474 3058

Welcome to the new EPIC subscription year

2 April 2013

This is a reminder that while you were all polishing off your Easter Eggs  that the new EPIC subscription year began yesterday - 1 April.

If your library has made changes or cancellations to your EPIC subscription, please make sure that you have made the necessary changes to your access points/portals/websites to reflect these changes and avoid confusion for your end users.

Re-subscription reminder

14 March 2013

First of all, a big thank you to all the folk that have already returned their EPIC subscription renewals for 2013-14!

This is just a wee reminder for those that haven't done so yet, that the deadline for returning your subscription renewals for the new EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April) is next Friday 22 March.

EPIC Re-subscription 2013-2014

26 February 2013

It is that time of the year again. Later in the week, each EPIC member library will be receiving renewal letters seeking your continued commitment to this extraordinary multi-sector collaboration of New Zealand libraries for the 2013-2014 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April, 2013).

Itinerary for PressDisplay / Ancestry Training

1 February 2013

Clare Bristow from ProQuest would like me to let you know that she has finalised her itinerary for PressDisplay / Ancestry Training for the week beginning 25 February.

We were so inundated with expressions of interest that she has decided to focus on the North Island for this trip and come back and do the South Island in a separate trip later in the year.

Additions to the New Zealand Index plus marketing links

22 January 2013

I have just received the following exciting news from our Customer Relations rep at The Knowledge Basket Jo Hunt...


There have been some significant data additions to the New Zealand Index collections over the past few days.

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