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EPIC subscription confirmation deadline & preparation for the new subscription year

17 March 2014

This is a reminder to those libraries that are yet to return their EPIC subscription confirmations for 2014 (by email to epic@epic.org.nz ) that today (17 March) is the deadline to do so. (Subscription confirmation forms are available to download from the EPIC product information & trials for 2014 page of the EPIC website).

EPIC subscription confirmations for 2014

7 March 2014

This is a follow up to the update that I sent out on Monday 3 March.

EPIC subscription confirmation forms for the 2014-2015 EPIC subscription year are now available for download from the EPIC product information & trials for 2014 page of the EPIC website. I will  also email copies directly to the EPIC key contacts.

2014 EPIC subscription process update

3 March 2014

This is a quick update on the 2014 EPIC subscription process.

First of all, thanks to all the libraries that provided preferred subscription options feedback. This information has been invaluable in determining the viability of many of the initial proposals from vendors.

EPIC changes & subscription process for 2014

3 February 2014

I have quite rightly been fielding a number of queries about the changes to EPIC for 2014 - because of this, I have now created the following page on the EPIC website: EPIC changes in 2014. From this link, you can access information about the new delivery model for 2014, the background to this change and an outline of the subscription process and timeline for 2014.

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.

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