We just received the following message from Recorded Books, the supplier of Zinio, about an update to the service:
“We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of making back issues available and live on your Zinio for Libraries site! Shortly your library will contain all of the magazine back issues in your collection, back to the beginning of your subscription. Major enhancements include:
ability to check out any new and or back list issues for magazines in your Zinio collection
ability to check out multiple issues before viewing them in your Zinio.com reading account
a detailed magazine page showcasing the current issue, issue date, publication description, compatible mobile apps, and back list issues in the library collection
There is nothing you need to do to make the back issues available to your patrons. Log in credentials and processes remain the same, so your patrons should be delighted with this expanded availability for the issues they may have missed over time.
During the process of bringing your collection live with back issues you may experience slowness in service as well as intermittent success with the search function and genre search. The addition of back issues may also temporarily affect the availability of new magazines appearing in your library collection. We believe that any problems you experience with your Zinio service as we add your back issues will be short term. We appreciate your patience as we add these enhancements to your service.”