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:
- Awarding body
Please feedback your comments to email@example.com 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.
|1||New City College London||3342|
|2||South Thames College||1893|
|4||Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||1766|
|5||The Sixth Form College Farnborough||1657|
|7||West Nottinghamshire College||1338|
|8||Hereford Sixth Form||1327|
|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|
|18||Truro and Penwith College||923|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 20 titles in December 2021
|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|
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Most important subjects:
Science BTEC levels 2 and 3 plus GCSE
Business BTEC levels 2 and 3
Childcare: Cache 2 and 3
Hairdressing: BTEC 2 and 3
Construction BTEC 2 and 3