e-books for FE November newsletter

Welcome to the November issue of our e-books for FE newsletter, hosted on our new blogging platform. This month’s edition brings you the winner of October’s National Book Token, as well as the usual top users and titles.

October winner

We are excited to announce the winner of October’s £30 National Book Token. Congratulations to Oldham Sixth Form College, who tweeted us their impressive display for banned books week. Thank you to everyone who entered this month’s prize draw, we loved seeing your creative displays and hope you will enter November’s prize draw.

Win a voucher this ‘Knowvember’

Throughout November, we will be sharing tips and ideas on all aspects of e-books, from engaging teaching practitioners to downloading usage statistics. We would love you to join us and help to spread your knowledge across our FE community. To be in with chance of winning November’s £30 National Book Token, all you need to do is Tweet us with your best tip with the hashtag #Knowvember. You have until 30th November to share your e-books knowledge with us, and one winner will be selected at random.

Vote for our idea on ProQuest’s ideas platform

The Bookshelf function of ProQuest’s Ebook Central is a great feature that allows users to create virtual bookshelves that can be shared with learners and staff. We want to create bookshelves for different subject and qualification areas, to make it easier for you to share titles with your learners and staff. However, the function isn’t currently set up to be shared across organisations. If you would like to see this functionality added, please spare a minute to vote for our idea on the ProQuest Ideas Platform. Vote for our idea here.

ProQuest site code

We have received many queries recently from members who need to know their site code to download MARC records. To find your site code:

  • Login to Ebook Central
  • Go to your URL
  • Locate the text between lib and home:
    • https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/********/home.action
  • Your site code is represented by the asterisks
    • Ours is Jisc:
      •  https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/jisc/home.action

Top 20 users

Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20. If you have tips to share on how you promote e-books for FE to teaching practitioners and learners, we would love to feature you and showcase your work. Get in touch if you would like to be featured at  content.feandskills@jisc.ac.uk

# Organisation User sessions
1 Varndean College 2571
2 The Cheadle and Marple College Network 2269
3 South Eastern Regional College 2203
4 South & City College Birmingham 1803
5 Uxbridge College 1746
6 College of Richard Collyer 1662
7 Northern Regional College 1613
8 Capital City College Group – WKCIC Group 1479
9 York College 1422
10 Walsall College 1403
11 Neath Port Talbot College 1391
12 Grwp Llandrillo Menai 1364
13 North West Regional College 1323
14 West Kent and Ashford College 1304
15 Milton Keynes College 1265
16 Farnborough Sixth Form College 1260
17 Coleg Cambria 1216
18 Middlesbrough College 1160
19 Leyton Sixth Form College 1143
20 South Thames College 1134

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

# Title User sessions
1 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1 8351
2 Cache Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 5103
3 BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1 4712
4 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 3833
5 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2 3048
6 BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1 2569
7 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2485
8 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 2004
9 BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2 1770
10 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 1665
11 Btec Level 3 National in It 1664
12 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 1639
13 BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 2 1463
14 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 1412
15 Ocr Psychology for a Level Book 1 1356
16 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 1216
17 BTEC Level 3 National Construction and the Built Environment Student Book 1194
18 BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science Student Book 1187
19 Aqa Business for a Level 1 1168
20 BTEC First Business Student Book 1132

Page-turner of the month

Title: CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

ISBN: 9781510403123

Authors: Maria Ferreiro Peteiro, Elizabeth Rasheed, Linda Wyatt and Pete Wedlake

This month’s page-turner of the month is one of our brand new titles, CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The title had 2,485 uses in October – 1,910 more than in September. We are delighted that this new title is proving so popular. If you haven’t yet found out why this e-book is getting so many uses, you can read the book here.

Support queries

Email: content.feandskills@jisc.ac.uk
Website: https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/

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By Helen Foster

Open access support coordinator

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