e-books for FE July 2022 newsletter

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 content.feandskills@jisc.ac.uk 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.

Rank Organisation User sessions
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
9 Varndean College 1326
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
16 LTE Group 981
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: ebooksupport@proquest.com

Top 20 titles in June 2022

Rank Title User sessions
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

Support queries

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

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