e-books for FE June newsletter

Welcome to the June issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. Please find the content for the newsletter below and we will be updating this to the Jisc blog site shortly.

As we are now starting to slowly emerge from lockdown, our focus is still on how we can best support our FE members and help you tackle the imminent challenges the sector faces.


Many thanks to all of you who attended our extra e-books webinar! We know some of you gave up your personal time to attend, which makes your attendance extra special for us. The recording of the webinar is now available from the following link:


As per the request made in the webinar, we have also attached the transcripts of the chat boxes covering the questions raised.

We’ve had some lovely feedback from Mags at RTSFC, who emailed after the session:

 “Just a note to say a huge thank you to you, Esther, Lis and Edward (and team) for today’s webinar. It was really useful … and so reassuring to hear from everyone and to share practice. Thanks too for all the links. Glad I took the time out of the half-term ‘break’ to attend!”

Here are the links shared during the webinar:

We will be delivering a further webinar on Wednesday 24th June, with the title “Maintaining the momentum: engagement with digital learning resources by staff and students”.

Further details about how to register for and access the webinar will be shared on the E-books for FE Jiscmail (https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=E-BOOKS-FOR-FE) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ebooksforfe)

Upcoming Ebook Central downtime

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on Ebook Central and LibCentral on Saturday 27th June from 5pm – 8pm.

You will not be able to access any of the e-book titles or usage reports during this time.

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

Rank Organisation User Sessions
1 Uxbridge College 1307
2 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 1156
3 South Thames Colleges Group 897
4 Long Road Sixth Form College 887
5 Ashton Sixth Form College 867
6 Stockton Riverside College 824
7 North Kent College 729
8 Middlesbrough College 715
9 Nottingham College 701
10 South Eastern Regional College 694
11 DN Colleges Group 693
12 Varndean College 684
13 Sandwell College 661
14 Colchester Sixth Form College 642
15 Walsall College 602
16 The Cheadle and Marple College Network 581
17 Peter Symonds College 572
18 Capital City College Group – WKCIC Group 563
19 Chesterfield College 527
20 Neath Port Talbot College 509


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

Rank Title User Sessions
1 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 5375
2 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care EBook 3451
3 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1 2479
4 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 2385
5 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2 1746
6 BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1 791
7 BTEC Level 3 National Construction and the Built Environment Student Book 711
8 BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1 708
9 BTEC National Applied Psychology Student Book 708
10 CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator : for the Work-Based Learner 694
11 BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science Student Book 648
12 CACHE, Level 3 – Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 629
13 AQA A-level Biology 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS 616
14 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS 562
15 OCR a Level Mathematics Year 2 547
16 BTEC Level 3 Nationals 2016 Applied Science Student Book 2 486
17 Law 460
18 AQA A-Level Business 2 : Third Edition 438
19 BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2 431
20 CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning 361


Support queries

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

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