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EPIC product information & trials reminder / RDA Toolkit renewals / OUP online training opportunities

27 January 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely festive season and are having a great start to the new year...with this in mind, here are a few updates / reminders from EPIC...

EPIC product information & trials for 2014 & Merry Christmas

17 December 2013


This is to let you all know that the EPIC product information & trials that I mentioned in my last EPIC Update email are now rolling out.

EPIC product offers, trials & pricing proposals for 2014

6 December 2013

This is a bit of a heads up about the upcoming product offers, trials & pricing proposals that EPIC will be putting out very soon for the 2014 EPIC subscription year (beginning 1 April 2014).

As you may remember from previous communications, EPIC has been going through a full tender process to appoint a panel of suppliers to provide access to e-resource content to New Zealand libraries through EPIC.

Preview new look Britannica Library site

1 October 2013

Encyclopaedia Britannica are launching a new look Britannica Library site in January 2014 and are giving all EPIC member libraries the opportunity to preview it.

Britannica Library is the version of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online that is currently available to New Zealand public libraries through EPIC.(Academic and Special Libraries have access to Britannica Academic Edition and school libraries have access to Britannica School Edition.)


12 August 2013

You may remember that in an e-mail that I sent out in February about EPIC re-subscription for 2013 I indicated that EPIC would be undertaking a full market approach this year with the intention of re-aligning the offerings to the membership for 2014. Well, this e-mail is to let you know that we have begun the process and to enlist your help to ensure that we reach as many potential suppliers as possible.

Review of the EPIC service

25 June 2013

This is to let you know that the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) has contracted Michael Dunn, Principal Economist with the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to conduct an independent review of the EPIC consortium. The purpose of the review is to assess the existing EPIC service model and provide recommendations for sustainable options for the delivery of consortium e-resource services of benefit to New Zealand libraries going forward.

PressDisplay access problems

6 June 2013

I have been contacted by a number of libraries that are experiencing access isssues with PressDisplay.

This email is to let the EPIC Member libraries that subscribe to this resource know that NewspaperDirect have been contacted about the issue and are in the process of working on a fix.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Paula Banks

EPIC Manager

ph (04) 474 3058


EPIC invoicing for 2013

16 May 2013

Just letting you all know that I have had word from the person from the Department of Internal Affairs finance team that looks after the annual EPIC billing run for me (bless her) that this has now been completed for 2013. So you should all be receiving your invoices within the next couple of days.

If you have any queries or notice any issues with your invoice once you receive it, please either email me or give me a call so that we can get it sorted ASAP.

Thank you again for your support of EPIC in 2013.

Serials Solutions Summon 2.0 Launch Roadshow

15 May 2013

Nick Mole from Serials Solutions has asked me to forward on the following invitation to the launch of Summon 2.0 to all EPIC Member Libraries...

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