e-books for FE October 2022 newsletter

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.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your Jisc relationship manager, or email service@ukfederation.org.uk

#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.

Rank Organisation User sessions
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
5 Varndean College 2793
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
19 Esher College 949
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 customerservice@proquest.com and Cc Jacqueline.Stringer@Clarivate.com with the relevant details.

Top 20 titles in September 2022

Rank Title User sessions
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

Support queries

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

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