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e-books for FE July 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the July 2021 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. There was the usual dip in e-book usage in June, with the academic year coming to an end, but user sessions were up 67% compared to June 2020.

Exclusive 15% discount on e-books titles until 30 September

Having worked closely with our sales partners at ProQuest, the Jisc FE and Skills team are pleased to announce that all colleges who subscribe to e-books for FE can take advantage of a 15% discount on e-books available from ProQuest on Ebook Central between 1 July and 30 September this year.

This time-limited offer includes all Hodder titles, all Taylor & Francis titles (including imprints Routledge and CRC Press), and selected titles from Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury.

If ordering on LibCentral, the discount will display on the full title page; if ordering on OASIS, the discounts will display at checkout. Discounts are applied automatically with each purchase: you don’t have to do anything manually.

If you’re not sure of your organisational log-in details for LibCentral, please contact ebooksupport ‘at’ proquest.com

If you require guidance on the purchasing process itself on LibCentral or OASIS, please contact jacqueline.stringer ‘at’ proquest.com

If you can include a note of your ProQuest site ID in those enquiries, it will help ProQuest to identify your account. If you don’t know your site ID, you can find out as follows:

  1. Log-in to ProQuest Ebook Central: https://ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk
  2. Look at the URL in your internet browser’s address bar
  3. Your site code can be found between ‘lib’ and ‘home’:

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/ lib/*********/home

Purchasing round 2021: Collection 12

The list of new titles and renewals has been circulated to the E-books for FE Jiscmail list. There are 84 brand new titles, 18 renewals of high-usage titles for a further three years, and 11 titles renewed for an extra one year. A big thank you to the Focus Group for their time and expertise in shaping the new list.

Top 20 users in June 2021

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 LTE Group 2430
2 New City College London 2206
3 West Nottinghamshire College 1709
4 Varndean College 1503
5 Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 951
6 Coventry College 940
7 South & City College Birmingham 932
8 Wirral Metropolitan College 836
9 HCUC – Harrow College & Uxbridge College 829
10 Leyton Sixth Form College 754
11 East Kent College 701
12 The WKCIC Group 700
13 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group 690
14 King Edward VI College, Stourbridge 687
15 Farnborough Sixth Form College 686
16 South Thames College 656
17 Richard Huish College 651
18 West College Scotland 585
19 Lancaster & Morecambe College 551
20 Activate Learning 546

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 June 2021

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 4178
2 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 3516
3 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 3283
4 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 2098
5 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 2096
6 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 : For the 2016 specifications 1371
7 CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator : for the Work-Based Learner 1056
8 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 1018
9 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 993
10 CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 860
11 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 853
12 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 770
13 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 745
14 Anatomy and Physiology (5th edition) 693
15 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 688
16 AQA A-level Sociology for A-level Year 1 and AS : Book 1 657
17 OCR A Level Law Book 2 655
18 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS 633
19 AQA A-level Psychology Book 2 585
20 OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1 569

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