e-books for FE January 2022 newsletter

Happy new year! And welcome to the January 2022 e-books for FE newsletter.

e-books procurement 2022

We are now starting the annual e-books procurement process, and taking a different approach from previous years. Rather than asking library staff to provide us with spreadsheets of wanted titles, we would like your feedback on what you consider to be the high priority areas for you and your teaching colleagues and students, in the following areas:

  1. Subject
  2. Qualification
  3. Awarding body
  4. Level

Please feedback your comments to andrew.jackson@jisc.ac.uk no later than the end of the day on Friday 14 January.

We realise this is a quick turnaround, but want to ensure your views are taken into account in the call-out document that ProQuest will send to publishers on Monday 17th January.

We hope this will remove some of the burdensome time commitments of previous years, particularly for the procurement Focus Group. ProQuest do not ask publishers for specific titles, but for titles which are relevant to the four numbered elements above, so the process will be the same from that point of view. We have already ensured the ProQuest call-out document contains a request for T Level titles (for current courses and those beginning in September) and ESOL titles.

VLR re-design: teaching staff wanted

The FE and Skills Content Team are currently looking at how we might re-design our Vocational Learning Resources and we would like to interview teaching practitioners to better understand what issues and challenges they face when using digital learning content.

We are particularly interested in hearing from teaching staff who teach a subject related to our current Vocational Learning Resources content (e.g. Construction, Digital and IT, Education and Childcare, Hairdressing and Health and Social Care) and use some form digital learning content as part of their teaching practice.

The interviews will take around 30-45 minutes and will take place on Zoom. Please do let your teaching staff know about this opportunity, and for more information please click here: https://feandskillscontent.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2022/01/07/vocational-learning-resources-redesign-project/

Top 20 users in December 2021

Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College London 3342
2 South Thames College 1893
3 LTE Group 1810
4 Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 1766
5 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 1657
6 Varndean College 1588
7 West Nottinghamshire College 1338
8 Hereford Sixth Form 1327
9 Bedford College 1271
10 East Kent College Group 1219
11 The Trafford College Group 1162
12 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai 1154
13 West Herts College 1093
14 South and City College Birmingham 1018
15 Newham Sixth Form College 993
16 The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham 948
17 Coventry College 943
18 Truro and Penwith College 923
19 Coleg Cambria 916
20 Bradford College 914

 Mergers: If your organisation has recently merged with another, ProQuest may not have the most current merger information and your merger may not be reflected in the usage data. Please check with ProQuest and request that they update your account to reflect the merger. Their e-book support contact address is: ebooksupport@proquest.com

Top 20 titles in December 2021

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 7860
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator 4446
3 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 4053
4 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 2690
5 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 2622
6 AQA A-Level Business 2351
7 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications 2230
8 AQA A-Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 1749
9 BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications 1722
10 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 1701
11 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1661
12 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 1643
13 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications 1581
14 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 1182
15 AQA A-Level Geography: For A-level and AS (4th edition) 1050
16 BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book 1007
17 OCR Psychology for A-Level Book 1 988
18 Anatomy and Physiology (5th edition) 950
19 BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book 949
20 Global Politics for A-Level 941

Support queries

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One reply on “e-books for FE January 2022 newsletter”

Most important subjects:
Science BTEC levels 2 and 3 plus GCSE
Business BTEC levels 2 and 3
English GCSE
Maths GCSE
Childcare: Cache 2 and 3
Hairdressing: BTEC 2 and 3
Construction BTEC 2 and 3

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