Welcome to the April 2023 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. We hope you are enjoying a well-earned break in the next few weeks!
e-books purchasing round 2023
We have received a total of 1,039 new e-book titles for consideration this year, comprising as follows:
- A/AS Level – 462 titles
- Vocational – 441 titles
- GCSE/National – 136 titles
The Focus Group of fourteen FE library staff are now scoring the options, and we will be meeting on 24 April to discuss the outcome.
Many thanks to everyone who has responded to the request for feedback on the perpetual titles within the collection: we will use this information to see if we can weed out some unwanted or out of date content.
ProQuest training sessions
ProQuest are running a series of training sessions in the coming months: details are below, with links to the relevant registration pages. All sessions are free, and each one lasts for 45 minutes. Further details of the topics covered are included on the registration pages.
- Wednesday 19 April, 9 a.m. – Introduction to Ebook Central Purchasing: LibCentral basics, managing librarian accounts and setting up alerts.
- Wednesday 26 April, 10 a.m. – Ebook Central purchasing: effective acquisitions on LibCentral.
- Wednesday 3 May, 10 a.m. – Ebook Central purchasing: keeping track of purchases.
- Tuesday 16 May, 10 a.m. – Ebook Central purchasing: keeping track of turnaways and upgrading titles.
- Wednesday 7 June, 9 a.m. – introduction to Demand Driven Acquisition.
- Wednesday 14 June, 10 a.m. – Accessibility on Ebook Central.
Top 20 users in March 2023
Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.
|1||New City College London||5544|
|2||The Sixth Form College Farnborough||5173|
|3||Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||5054|
|4||South Thames College||2867|
|5||The Trafford College Group||2763|
|6||West Herts College||2594|
|8||Hills Road Sixth Form College||2349|
|9||Hereford Sixth Form||2117|
|10||West Nottinghamshire College||2048|
|11||Newcastle and Staffordshire College Group||1941|
|13||The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham||1708|
|14||HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)||1708|
|15||The WKCIC Group||1658|
|16||Peter Symonds College||1653|
|19||Buckinghamshire College Group||1281|
|20||South and City College Birmingham||1277|
Mergers / closing accounts: 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. You may also need to close an e-book account after a merger. Please email email@example.com and Cc Jacqueline.Stringer@Clarivate.com with the relevant details.
Top 20 titles in March 2023
|1||CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||13672|
|2||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)||5908|
|3||AQA A-Level Geography (5th edition)||5514|
|4||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications||5127|
|5||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||4898|
|6||CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||4855|
|7||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications||4348|
|8||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||3940|
|9||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications||3682|
|10||CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner||3593|
|11||AQA A-Level Business||3513|
|12||OCR A Level Law (2nd edition)||2834|
|13||BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications||2486|
|14||BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book||2410|
|15||BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book||2094|
|16||BTEC National Computing Student Book||1924|
|17||BTEC National Applied Law Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications||1726|
|18||OCR Psychology for A Level Book 2||1666|
|19||AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)||1665|
|20||Pearson Edexcel A Level Global Politics||1583|