e-books for FE Newsletter

e-books for FE November newsletter

Welcome to the November issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. We hope everyone enjoyed the half-term break.

IPPR report

IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research) has published a report entitled ‘Going further: the case for investing in Further Education and adult skills’, available for download at

There is a direct link to the report in PDF:


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 November is:

“Reflecting on 2020, how have your opinions of online learning and digital content changed this year?”

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: 30 November.

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


Webinar clinics

The next webinar will be on Thursday 26 November from 2-3 pm. We will be asking members for feedback on various aspects of the e-books for FE support site in order to inform future changes, and also reflecting on your experience of the past term, in relation to digital resources and blended learning, to see what learning points might be shared.


FE Summit 2020

FE Summit 2020, an interactive two-day online summit featuring some of the biggest names in further education, business and government, takes place on Tuesday 17 November and Wednesday 18 November. Full details are available at

The full two-day programme is available here:


UKSG Further Education 2020 Webinar Series

Wednesday 25 November and Tuesday 1 December  (a.m. and p.m. session each day)

Event Summary

Each year this popular event, free of charge to FE staff, aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support of digital resources and library services in the further education arena. This year we will be holding four individual 75-minute online sessions over two days (25th November and 1st December), to help maximise your time and fit in around your busy day. Hear from a selection of speakers who work in and with the college sector, with the additional opportunity to get your questions answered.

More details on each session will be available shortly, however our outline topics are:

  • Wednesday 25 November AM – Digital Wellbeing
  • Wednesday 25 November PM – Communication:  Social Media and Promotion
  • Tuesday 1 December AM – Librarians as accessibility superheroes
  • Tuesday 1 December PM – Telling Your Accessibility Story: Creating Compliant and Learner-Focused Accessibility Statements

Join one or all sessions – these will be recorded and all registrants will be able to access them on demand following the session.

More Information and how to book

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If you have any queries about this event, please email


Top 20 users in October 2020

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 Varndean College 3431
2 The Manchester College 3161
3 Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 3150
4 HCUC – Harrow College & Uxbridge College 3103
5 Hereford Sixth Form College 2774
6 York College 2678
7 South Thames College 2476
8 The WKCIC Group 2438
9 Newham Sixth Form College 2224
10 Nottingham College 2085
11 South & City College Birmingham 2030
12 West College Scotland 1996
13 Farnborough Sixth Form College 1838
14 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai 1745
15 Coleg Cambria 1676
16 The College of Richard Collyer 1640
17 Godalming College 1639
18 West Nottinghamshire College 1568
19 New City College (cityuk-ebooks) 1478
20 Richard Huish College 1429


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:


Top 20 titles in October 2020

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 8052
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 7179
3 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 5916
4 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 : For the 2016 specifications 5076
5 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care : Student Book 1 3705
6 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 3631
7 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 3593
8 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 3589
9 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care : Student Book 2 2127
10 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 2050
11 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 2004
12 AQA A-Level Business 1956
13 Anatomy and Physiology (5th edition) 1949
14 OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1 1726
15 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS 1640
16 Psychology : the Science of Mind and Behaviour, Fourth Edition 1631
17 Care in Practice Higher, Fourth Edition 1608
18 BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book 1563
19 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 1512
20 AQA A-Level Geography : For A-level and AS – Fourth Edition 1487


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