OCLC Announces EPIC Non-Member Price Reduction
The EPIC service non-OCLC member connect-time fee for the OCLC Online Union Catalog (OCUC), Database 23, has been reduced to $95 per hour from $110 per hour, effective June 1. Display and offline print charges are not affected by this 13.6 percent price reduction
According to Tam Dalrymple, Manager, OCLC Reference Services Marketing and Support Section, the lower non-member price coincides with the recent reduction in the OLUC connect-time fee for OCLC members to $24 per hour.
The EPIC service, OCLC's online reference system, was introduced in January 1990. It provides subject access, and keyword and Boolean searching to a variety of databases in addition to the OLUC. They are: Educational Resources Information Center (EPIC), which guides users to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics; Book Data, compiled by more than 900 British, European, and North American publishers, with standard bibliographic information on not-yet-printed and in-print books; ABI/Inform, which covers business and management topics, including …