e-books for FE October newsletter

Welcome to the October issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. The new academic year is well underway – and one like no other before it – so here at Jisc we are thinking of library and learning services staff and the challenges you are facing. Working closely with your Account Managers, the FE & Skills team are ready to provide support, advice, and resources.

Colleges Week – Monday 19 to Friday 23 October

Colleges Week falls on 19-23 October this year, with the following five themes:

  • Monday 19 – At the centre of the economic rebuild
  • Tuesday 20 – At the centre of growing and supporting individual sectors
  • Wednesday 21 – At the centre of innovation and designing the future
  • Thursday 22 – At the centre of supporting people and supporting communities
  • Friday 23 – At the centre of the COVID-19 response

For further information on how to become involved, plus a range of helpful resources and activity plans, visit the Love Our Colleges web site: https://loveourcolleges.co.uk/colleges-week

Win a £30 National Book Token

Each month we will ask a question relating to our digital resources, whether e-books or Virtual Learning Resources, and invite you to respond via Twitter. The winner, chosen at random, will receive a £30 National Book Token.

The question for October is:

“How are you supporting peer-to-peer learning in relation to our e-resources?”

You must include @ebooksforfe and @fe_jisc in your Tweets so that we see them. Feel free to thread multiple Tweets together, if your response requires it.

Deadline: 31 October.

The winner will be announced in the October newsletter. Good luck!

ProQuest training sessions – presentations and recordings

The PowerPoint presentations and Webex recordings for the recent ProQuest training events are now available.

LibCentral training

Ebook Central training

Webinar clinics

There will be no webinar in October, due to half term holidays. The next webinar will be on Wednesday 25 November from 2-3 pm, in which we will look at the updated e-books for FE support site, and, with members’ feedback, take stock of the term as a whole.

The recording and transcript of the 30 September webinar (‘Digital Skills’) will be available soon at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/training/e-books-for-fe-online-clinic

Some useful ProQuest links from the presentation on e-books and mobile devices:

  • ProQuest advice on using the online e-book Reader on a phone or small tablet


  • Supported devices, Operating Systems (OS), and browsers


  • How to download an e-book for offline reading, including information on Adobe Digital Editions


  • How to download for offline reading using an iOS device and Adobe Digital Editions


  • Adobe Digital Editions on Android devices


Top 20 users in September 2020

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
 1 Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 2925
 2 HCUC – Harrow College & Uxbridge College 2324
 3 Hereford Sixth Form College 2321
 4 Farnborough Sixth Form College 2317
 5 Varndean College 2170
 6 University of the Highlands and Islands 2006
 7 Newham Sixth Form College 1871
 8 South Thames College 1814
 9 Richard Huish College 1777
 10 York College 1552
 11 The Manchester College 1536
 12 Sandwell College 1459
 13 Coleg Cambria 1421
 14 Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College 1413
 15 Nottingham College 1403
 16 Edinburgh College 1393
 17 The WKCIC Group 1390
 18 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai 1242
 19 West Nottinghamshire College 1201
 20 Godalming College 1199


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 September 2020

Rank Title User sessions
 1 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator 5516
 2 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 4732
 3 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: for the 2016 specifications 3735
 4 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 3585
 5 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 3547
 6 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 2657
 7 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 2611
 8 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1 2139
 9 AQA A Level Business 2056
 10 AQA A Level Geography: For A-level and AS – Fourth Edition 1829
 11 Care in Practice Higher: Fourth Edition 1736
 12 OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1 1696
 13 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2 1650
 14 BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book 1351
 15 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: for the 2016 specifications 1181
 16 BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1 1178
 17 BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2 1150
 18 Child Development: An Illustrated Guide 1134
 19 BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 1 1125
 20 OCR A Level Chemistry Student Book 1 1078


Support queries

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

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