Welcome to the September 2021 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. A new term begins, and there are many items of news this month – read on!
Exclusive 15% discount on e-books titles until 30 September
A reminder 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 until 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.
New promotional materials
The Jisc marketing department have created a range of digital assets for library services to use for e-book promotion, including posters for students and teaching staff, images for use on social media and VLEs, and book stickers for QR codes. All assets, plus a guide on how to make best use of them, are available on the e-book for FE support site: https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/index.php/promotional-materials/
Katie Butler of Ashford College has also written a blog post which describes the e-book promotional activities of the library service – we hope this will generate ideas and inspiration for other colleges. The post is available here: https://feandskillscontent.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2021/09/03/a-guide-to-promoting-e-books-ashford-college/
ProQuest training sessions for LibCentral and Ebook Central
ProQuest will be delivering online training webinars and drop-in Q&A sessions from September to December, covering LibCentral and Ebook Central functionality. Registration is required, and full details of dates and times are available at: https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/training
New ProQuest online guides
ProQuest have updated their how-to guides for LibCentral, Ebook Central, and library admin tasks. Links to the new guides can be found here (please bookmark this link for future reference): https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/ebooks
To note, the third bullet-point link goes to a page featuring the new animated guides on how to use e-books in Ebook Central: https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral
The best guide to the online e-book reader, for library staff and teaching staff, is the one titled ‘Ebook Central Online Reader’.
At the foot of the same page there are links to webinar recordings. The one titled ‘Ebook Central: Tips & Tricks for Faculty’ (30 mins) is a good introduction to e-book functionality.
Information for e-book administration – including how to identify your Site ID, and how to download MARC records – is contained here: https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/admin
Jisc e-book support site
The e-books for FE support site is being re-organised, with the aim of making useful information more readily discoverable. Please note that the main collection-information page (formerly titled ‘Subject Areas’) is now available in a different tab at the following URL: https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/index.php/guides/e-books-for-fe-collection/
Further updates will be made to the ‘Librarian support’ tab in the coming weeks, with links to the new how-to guides created by ProQuest.
Top 20 users in August 2021
Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.
|1||Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||397|
|2||Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group||315|
|3||Newham Sixth Form College||273|
|4||New College Lanarkshire||266|
|6||Heart of Mercia||201|
|7||Sir George Monoux College||187|
|8||New City College Corporation||183|
|12||Richard Huish College||149|
|13||University of the Highlands and Islands||148|
|14||West College Scotland||145|
|15||The Prospect Trust||139|
|17||Luton Sixth Form College||124|
|18||Havant and South Downs College||124|
|19||The WKCIC Group||115|
|20||Grŵp Llandrillo Menai||115|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 20 titles in August 2021
|1||CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||335|
|2||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications||300|
|3||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications||241|
|4||AQA A-Level Business||238|
|5||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator||233|
|6||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||231|
|7||OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1||224|
|8||Care in Practice Higher (4th edition)||224|
|9||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||217|
|10||CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator: for the Work-Based Learner||190|
|11||BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2||190|
|12||CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner||156|
|13||Political Ideas for A Level: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Anarchism||155|
|14||The American Revolution and the Birth of the USA 1740-1801||153|
|15||Pearson Edexcel A Level Politics||147|
|16||OCR Sociology for A Level||129|
|17||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications||127|
|18||Child Development: An Illustrated Guide||114|
|19||OCR Sociology for A Level Book 2||105|
|20||AQA A-level Psychology Book 1: For A-level Year 1 and AS||105|
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