Welcome to the October 2021 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. Usage of Jisc e-books continues to rise, now that the new term has begun: there was an increase of 19% compared to September 2020. We hope that our new promotional materials are helping library services to spread the word among students and teaching staff (link below).
Thank you to all those colleges who took advantage of ProQuest’s 15% discount offer on e-book purchases between July and September – the success of the promotion increases the chance that something similar will be offered again later in the academic year. We will continue to discuss these opportunities and other alternatives with ProQuest, and keep you informed.
New promotional materials: Welsh language
The Jisc marketing department have added Welsh language versions of the e-books promotional materials, available on the support site:
ProQuest training sessions for LibCentral and Ebook Central
Webinar recordings of the ProQuest training sessions for LibCentral (60 mins) and Ebook Central (45 mins) are now available at the bottom of this page: https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/training
Coming up, ProQuest are hosting drop-in sessions for any questions you might have about LibCentral, on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:00 am
- Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:00 am
FE LRC/library community of practice
A reminder that you can join the FE LRC and library community of practice – a Teams community for FE library staff across the UK to share ideas, provide support, and organise online events – by filling in your details at the following link: LRC CoP registration
Your account will take 24 hours to activate, so please wait a day before accessing the Teams site.
The aims and purposes of the community are:
- To help and support members in improving services, developing and sharing their practice, adapting to change, and finding solutions to common problems.
- To consider how digital resources and digital strategy can support service objectives, and the culture, skills and support processes needed for effective implementation of those solutions.
- To encourage collaboration and seek common approaches that support members to improve learner experiences and outcomes.
If you have any questions about the community, or need support with the registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 20 users in September 2021
Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.
|1||New City College Corporation||4547|
|2||Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||3876|
|3||Heart of Mercia||3788|
|4||Havant and South Downs College||3700|
|5||Richard Huish College||3020|
|6||The Prospect Trust||2718|
|7||South Thames Colleges Group||2554|
|9||The WKCIC Group||1985|
|10||Newham Sixth Form College||1899|
|11||The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham||1813|
|12||Sir George Monoux College||1603|
|13||The Trafford College Group||1598|
|14||Northern Regional College||1594|
|15||South and City College Birmingham||1528|
|19||Grŵp Llandrillo Menai||1361|
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: email@example.com
Top 20 titles in September 2021
|1||CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||6058|
|2||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 : For the 2016 Specifications||5530|
|3||AQA A-level Business||5165|
|4||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||5040|
|5||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator||5023|
|6||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 : For the 2016 Specifications||3805|
|7||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||3637|
|8||AQA A-level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)||3195|
|9||Pearson Edexcel A-level Business||2898|
|10||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications||2707|
|11||BTEC National Construction Student Book : For the 2017 Specifications||2438|
|12||CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner||2426|
|13||BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2||2103|
|14||CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||1731|
|15||AQA A-level Geography : For A-level and AS (4th ed)||1731|
|16||BTEC National Computing Student Book||1460|
|17||AQA A-level Psychology Book 1 : For A-level Year 1 and AS||1429|
|18||Child Development : An Illustrated Guide||1426|
|19||OCR A Level Biology Student Book 1||1375|
|20||BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book||1375|
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