e-books for FE September 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the September issue of our e-books for FE newsletter, and the start of a new academic year!

This year, the FE & Skills Content Team will be working with the Jisc training team to provide webinars and online guides around e-book best practice, aimed specifically at teaching staff and blended learning approaches. We recognise the need to improve our engagement with those staff, and will provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities with the ultimate aim of increasing e-book usage across the sector.

We will be communicating with curriculum leads directly, via the Relationship Managers, but we also hope that library and LRC staff will help us to promote those training events and resources when they become available.

New e-book licence for 2022-2025

A reminder that 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 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 Relationship Manager.

ProQuest training webinars in September: Ebook Central and LibCentral

ProQuest will be delivering two training sessions in September, aimed at library and LRC staff who wish to update or refresh their knowledge of e-book functionality on Ebook Central, and the admin or purchasing processes on LibCentral. The details as follows:

  • Introduction to LibCentral

Tuesday, September 27, 10-11 am

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.

  • Introduction to Ebook Central

Thursday, September 29, 10-11 am

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.

The registration links for these webinars will be available later this month on the ProQuest e-books for FE training site at https://proquest.libguides.com/JISCFE/training and we will inform the e-books for FE JiscMail list when the registration links are active.

15% discount offer on selected e-book titles

The 15% discount offer on selected e-books (over 35,000 titles) ends on September 30th.  For Jisc e-book subscribers only, the offer applies to titles purchased via ProQuest’s LibCentral platform, and includes titles from the following publishers:

  • Hodder
  • Jessica Kingsley
  • Bloomsbury
  • Sage

The discount will be applied automatically on the relevant titles when you purchase them: there’s nothing extra you need to do to claim it or activate it.

If you have any queries about the discount, or purchasing e-books on LibCentral, or about your institutional LibCentral log-in details, please contact Jackie Stringer at ProQuest – jacqueline.stringer@clarivate.com

Top 20 users in August 2022

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 Hills Road Sixth Form College 548
2 Fife College 218
3 Hereford Sixth Form 196
4 University of the Highlands and Islands 162
5 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 160
6 Sir George Monoux College 147
7 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 141
8 Glasgow Clyde College 140
9 New College Lanarkshire 139
10 Varndean College 130
11 Newcastle and Staffordshire College Group 128
12 Godalming College 121
13 RNN Group 104
14 South Eastern Regional College 103
15 Summit Learning Trust 97
16 West Herts College 88
17 Nottingham College 86
18 East Kent College Group 82
19 City College Norwich 81
20 Luton Sixth Form College 79

Mergers / closing accounts: 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. You may also need to close an e-book account after a merger. Please email customerservice@proquest.com and Cc Jacqueline.Stringer@Clarivate.com with the relevant details.

Top 20 titles in August 2022

Rank Title User sessions
1 AQA A Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) 520
2 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 323
3 CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner 202
4 AQA A Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 189
5 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 162
6 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 154
7 Care in Practice Higher (4th edition) 148
8 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 144
9 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 140
10 Child Development: An Illustrated Guide 137
11 Pearson Edexcel A Level Business 127
12 OCR Sociology for A Level Book 1 116
13 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 Library Edition 106
14 AQA A-Level Geography: For A-level and AS (4th edition) 104
15 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 104
16 AQA A-Level: Law for A-level Year 1 and AS 103
17 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator 101
18 CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 99
19 BTEC Nationals Engineering Student Book Library Edition: For the 2016 Specifications 96
20 BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1 88

Support queries

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

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