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e-books for FE November 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the November 2021 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. The nights are fair drawing in and Christmas is just around the corner!

Jisc statement on e-book access

The issue of e-text pricing and licencing has been in the news ever since the #ebookSOS campaign was launched a year ago, and Jisc has issued a joint statement on access to e-book and e-textbook content which you can read here:

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/joint-statement-on-access-to-e-book-and-e-textbook-content-06-oct-2021

In the ‘Find Out More’ section at the bottom of that page you will find links to other briefing and position papers from Jisc and SCONUL.

ProQuest drop-in session for LibCentral

There is still a final drop-in session to come before the end of the year, for any questions you might have about LibCentral, e.g. purchasing titles from ProQuest, running reports, managing e-book loan settings, etc. The date and time is as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – 11:00 am to noon

Webinar recordings of the ProQuest training sessions for LibCentral (60 mins) and Ebook Central (45 mins) are available at the bottom of this page: https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/training

Quarterly e-book usage stats: top 200

The 2021 first quarter stats, covering August to October and showing the top 200 college users, are now available for download as an Excel file on the e-book support site:

https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/index.php/librarian-support/quarterly-reports/

The top 20 organisations for the quarter are as follows:

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College Corporation 10,554
2 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 8,153
3 Varndean College 5,515
4 Farnborough Sixth Form College 5,394
5 South Thames College 5,241
6 Richard Huish College 4,695
7 Hereford Sixth Form 4,619
8 LTE Group 4,175
9 Havant and South Downs College 3,863
10 The College of Richard Collyer 3,776
11 Trafford College Group 3,493
12 The WKCIC Group 3,356
13 East Kent College Group 3,328
14 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai 3,180
15 West Nottinghamshire College 3,111
16 South  City College Birmingham 3,093
17 Newham Sixth Form College 3,081
18 York College. 2,992
19 Sir George Monoux College 2,944
20 Godalming College 2,865

Top 20 users in October 2021

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College Corporation 5,824
2 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 4,040
3 LTE Group 3,086
4 Heart of Mercia 3,055
5 Varndean College 3,021
6 South Thames Colleges Group 2,650
7 The Prospect Trust 2,537
8 The WKCIC Group 2,248
9 West Nottinghamshire College 2,115
10 Havant and South Downs College 2,095
11 The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham 1,914
12 EKC Group 1,882
13 The Trafford College Group 1,849
14 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai 1,724
15 West Herts College 1,635
16 York College 1,623
17 South and City College Birmingham 1,540
18 Richard Huish College 1,526
19 Coventry College 1,513
20 Coleg Cambria 1,471

 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 October 2021

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 9,692
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education : Early Years Educator 6,571
3 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 : For the 2016 Specifications 5,387
4 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 4,945
5 AQA A-Level Business 4,786
6 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 : For the 2016 Specifications 3,916
7 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 3,039
8 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 3,014
9 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 2,851
10 BTEC National Construction Student Book : For the 2017 Specifications 2,698
11 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications 2,449
12 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2,065
13 Pearson Edexcel A Level Business 1,931
14 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1,804
15 OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1 1,567
16 AQA A-Level Geography : For A-level and AS (4th edition) 1,523
17 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 1,517
18 BTEC National Computing Student Book 1,504
19 CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 1,469
20 BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book 1,461

Support queries

Email: content.feandskills@jisc.ac.uk
Website: https://support.ebooksforfe.jisc.ac.uk/

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