Welcome to the October issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. The first week of the month has been Shakespearean insofar as it brings to mind the song from Twelfth Night which includes the refrain “The rain it raineth every day.” We hope the start of the new term and student inductions have been going well.
Federated access and e-books mandate
To help improve security standards for our FE members and ensure slick single-sign-on solutions are in place, federated access to e-books for FE will become mandatory from 1st September 2023.
This blog post on the support site contains the relevant information:
The majority of FE members are using federated access to authenticate into the eBooks collection already: if your college is doing so, just continue as you are.
Please note that Microsoft authentication, including Azure Active Directory, is not currently compliant with federation guidelines and therefore does not meet this mandate.
#ebookSOS campaign news
To keep up to date with issues surrounding e-books in the academic sector, pricing, publishers, and copyright, you can find regular news stories on the #ebookSOS web site at https://academicebookinvestigation.org/blog/
FE Library Community of Practice
If you are new in post or new to the e-books mailing list, you may not have heard about the FE Library Community of Practice, a Teams-based online community of FE library staff from across the UK, hosted by Jisc. It is an online space where you can share best practice, ask advice, develop your service, and attend a range of online events.
To register for the community, please visit this web page
Top 20 users in September 2022
Well done to all organisations who reached a spot in the top 20.
|1||The Sixth Form College Farnborough||3395|
|2||New City College London||3199|
|3||Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College||2974|
|4||Hereford Sixth Form||2909|
|6||The Trafford College Group||2517|
|7||The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham||2361|
|8||West Herts College||2169|
|9||Hills Road Sixth Form College||2038|
|10||South Thames College||1867|
|11||Havant and South Downs College||1749|
|12||Richard Huish College||1466|
|13||The WKCIC Group||1301|
|14||University of the Highlands and Islands||1267|
|15||East Kent College Group||1072|
|16||West Nottinghamshire College||1049|
|17||Oldham Sixth Form College||1023|
|18||Northern Regional College||961|
|20||Cardiff and Vale College||934|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Cc Jacqueline.Stringer@Clarivate.com with the relevant details.
Top 20 titles in September 2022
|1||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications||5622|
|2||CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||5032|
|3||AQA A-Level Business||4100|
|4||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||3689|
|5||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education: Early Years Educator||3153|
|6||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||2880|
|7||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications||2678|
|8||AQA A-Level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2)||2635|
|9||CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner||2371|
|10||CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||2301|
|11||BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications||2102|
|12||AQA A-Level Geography (5th edition)||1941|
|13||BTEC National Computing Student Book||1868|
|14||OCR Psychology for A-Level Book 1||1862|
|15||Pearson Edexcel A-Level Business||1860|
|16||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications||1793|
|17||AQA A-Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2)||1701|
|18||BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2||1373|
|19||BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book||1282|
|20||OCR A-Level Law Second Edition||1184|