Welcome to the July issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. We had a strong finish to the closing stages of the academic year, with June e-book usage up 46% compared to June 2021.
New e-book licence for 2022-2025
The new e-book licence for 2022-2025 is now available on the Licence Subscription Manager (LSM) at the following link:
The licence must be signed by 1st September this year if you wish to continue your free access to Jisc e-books on Ebook Central.
If you have any questions about the process, please email email@example.com or consult with your Account Manager.
Training sessions, demonstrations, and consultations
We have ambitious targets for e-book usage in the next academic year, 2022-2023, and we know from library staff feedback that usage can be improved in various ways, e.g. engagement with curriculum staff, digital skills sessions, promotion, and effective discovery via library management systems and VLEs.
If you would like to discuss your options and opportunities for increasing usage in general, or would like a demonstration of e-book functionality (for library staff, digital skills staff, or teaching staff) please contact your Account Manager with your requirements and book an online session with Jisc e-book support staff. Bookings can be arranged now for the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.
The next ProQuest training webinars are in September, details as follows, if you would like to pencil these into your diaries (registration is not yet available, but will be advertised later in the year):
- Tuesday 27th September, 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Introduction to LibCentral
Join expert ProQuest Training and Consulting Partner for support with LibCentral during or at the start of the academic year. This session will run for 60 minutes. The trainer will do an in-depth introduction and tour of LibCentral, including how to purchase and upgrade books, how to manage access to books, recommended alerts, and basics of reports. The session is aimed at those who are new to using LibCentral.
- Thursday 29th September, 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Introduction to Ebook Central
Join expert ProQuest Training and Consulting Partner for support with using Ebook Central. This session will run for 60 minutes. The trainer will do a comprehensive tour of Ebook Central including using the Online Reader, downloading, and best practice annotation tools, as well as covering some Frequently Asked Questions including answering your questions. If you are a someone who uses Ebook Central (student, academic, librarian – all are welcome) this session is for you.
Note: there is a recording of a previous Ebook Central training webinar available here if you would like to circulate to interested staff, or add the link to your VLE for teaching staff to access.
Top 20 users in June 2022
Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.
|1||New City College London||3803|
|2||Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||2285|
|3||The Trafford College Group||2002|
|4||South Thames College||1988|
|5||HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)||1971|
|6||The Sixth Form College Farnborough||1863|
|7||West Herts College||1680|
|8||Hills Road Sixth Form College||1613|
|10||The WKCIC Group||1305|
|11||Newcastle and Staffordshire College Group||1116|
|12||Hereford Sixth Form||1090|
|13||West Nottinghamshire College||1056|
|14||South and City College Birmingham||1039|
|15||Truro and Penwith College||998|
|17||East Kent College Group||967|
|18||City College Norwich||920|
|19||City of Westminster College||898|
|20||Birmingham Metropolitan College||896|
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 June 2022
|1||CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||8100|
|2||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator||4835|
|3||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||3766|
|4||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||3746|
|5||CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner||3414|
|6||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications||2800|
|7||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications||2040|
|8||CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||2024|
|9||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications||1772|
|10||AQA A-Level Business||1730|
|11||BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications||1699|
|12||OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1||1271|
|13||CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner||1254|
|14||AQA A-Level Geography: For A-level and AS (4th edition)||1200|
|15||AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)||1166|
|16||BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2||1047|
|17||CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning||971|
|18||BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book||887|
|19||BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book||847|
|20||BTEC National Computing Student Book||822|