e-books for FE June 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the June issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. We had the highest May usage ever, with an increase of 8% over May 2021, and this put the number of user sessions for England alone at over one million for the academic year so far, with two months left to go. A huge thank-you to all colleges for promoting the collection and supporting Jisc resources.

Purchasing round 2022

The list of new titles being purchased this year has been confirmed, along with the titles being renewed beyond their initial subscription, which in turn confirms which titles are due to fall out of the collection on 31 August this year. The new Excel spreadsheet is available via this link:


Rows 2 to 374 – titles already in the collection with subscription time left to run.

Rows 376 to 400 – titles which were due to expire on 31 August this year which are being renewed for an extra 1 year or 3 years (expiry date in column L). The decision to renew is based primarily on usage: these titles are still extremely popular.

Rows 402 to 453 – new titles purchased this year.

Rows 2 to 131 in the Expired titles tab are the titles which will become unavailable after 31 August.

The spreadsheet will be updated when we receive the Ebook Central Document IDs for the new titles from ProQuest, which will define the URL links.

e-book platform licence 2022-2025

In the coming days there will be a new e-book licence for 2022-2025, that colleges will be required to sign in order to continue accessing Jisc e-books for FE on the ProQuest platform: the current 2019-2022 licence is due to end on 31 August.

The new licence will be available on the Licence Subscription Manager (LSM), and for this reason it is vital that your college’s access and authentication details are up to date in the LSM, i.e. Shibboleth / OpenAthens information, IP range information, staff contact information. If your college has undergone a merger since the last licence was signed in 2019, or has changed its authentication method, please ensure your LSM account reflects your current identity and set-up.

The new licence will be widely advertised via the e-books for FE JiscMail list and via the Account Manager network. If you have any questions about the process, please email content.feandskills@jisc.ac.uk or consult with your Account Manager.

Top 20 users in May 2022

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College London 5392
2 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 3442
3 South Thames College 3162
4 The Trafford College Group 2441
5 West Herts College 2295
6 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 2119
7 West Nottinghamshire College 2100
8 Varndean College 2035
9 Middlesbrough College 1924
10 LTE Group 1706
11 Truro and Penwith College 1585
12 Solihull College and University Centre 1574
13 The WKCIC Group 1571
14 Hills Road Sixth Form College 1528
15 East Kent College Group 1522
16 Coleg Cambria 1489
17 Birmingham Metropolitan College 1448
18 Newcastle and Staffordshire College Group 1433
19 Ashton 6th Form College 1403
20 Luton Sixth Form College 1373

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 2022

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 14652
2 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator 9287
3 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 6056
4 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 5437
5 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 4365
6 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 3952
7 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 3935
8 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications 3714
9 AQA A-Level Geography : For A-level and AS (4th edition) 2809
10 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications 2799
11 AQA A-Level Business 2185
12 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1858
13 BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications 1834
14 OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1 1743
15 BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book 1495
16 Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour (8th edition) 1429
17 CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 1346
18 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 1339
19 CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner 1282
20 AQA A-level Psychology Book 1: For A-level Year 1 and AS 1230

Support queries

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


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