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e-books for FE June 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the June 2021 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. We hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather and the bank holiday, with the summer break in sight.

E-book usage in May bounced back from the holiday month of April, with a massive 120% increase over May 2020. The number of user sessions for the academic year so far now stands at 1,123,593.

Updated ProQuest training

ProQuest are currently in the process of updating all their training materials and online guides, so we can expect new video guides to LibCentral and e-book functionality on Ebook Central by the start of September. The new guides will include short e-learning modules, and not just the usual YouTube videos and PDFs. ProQuest will be offering monthly training sessions from September onwards, and these will be advertised to the e-books for FE mailing list, on the blog, and on Twitter (@ebooksforFE).

Remember you can always book a training session for library staff or curriculum staff with the FE and Skills team, via your Account Manager, in addition to the ProQuest sessions.

Purchasing round 2021

The lists of new titles and renewals have been sent to ProQuest and Pearson, along with the draft licence agreements. All going well, we will be able to confirm the new collection list later in June.  With the renewals confirmed, we will also distribute a list of the titles expiring on 31 August this year. For reference, the full list of current titles (with subscription end dates) is available at https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/index.php/guides/subject-areas-guide/

Top 20 users in May 2021

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College London 4262
2 LTE Group 4022
3 HCUC – Harrow College & Uxbridge College 2948
4 West Nottinghamshire College 2767
5 Varndean College 1813
6 Coventry College 1680
7 South Thames College 1550
8 Middlesbrough College 1540
9 Trafford College Group 1511
10 The WKCIC Group 1459
11 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group 1450
12 Bradford College 1420
13 East Kent College 1344
14 Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College 1339
15 Birmingham Metropolitan College 1335
16 Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 1294
17 Coleg Cambria 1276
18 York College 1272
19 Farnborough Sixth Form College 1259
20 Walsall College 1256

 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 May 2021

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 11566
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 8951
3 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 6070
4 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 5027
5 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 : For the 2016 specifications 4134
6 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 3571
7 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 3150
8 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 2512
9 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 1876
10 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 1851
11 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1 1847
12 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 1786
13 BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 1 1683
14 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1661
15 Anatomy and Physiology (5th edition) 1640
16 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS 1630
17 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2 1515
18 OCR Sociology for A Level 1460
19 AQA A-level Sociology for A-level Year 1 and AS : Book 1 1361
20 BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 2 1279

Support queries

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