e-books for FE October 2023 newsletter

Welcome to the October 2023 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter. With the new term we have seen a bounce in e-book usage compared to September 2022: an increase of 18%.

To aid discovery and increase usage, a reminder that you should now have bibliographic records for the new e-book titles loaded into your library management system.

Secure access deadline: IMPORTANT

As communicated via this list in October 2022, and directly to colleges by Relationship Managers, there is now a mandate which requires colleges to access e-books for FE in a secure manner to ensure data privacy and cyber security, and to improve student experience. That October 2022 notice is still available here:

This deadline has been extended to 31 October (this month). If you are not using a UK Federation-approved access method by that date, with your Shibboleth or OpenAthens details passed on to ProQuest, you will lose access to e-books for FE. Please contact your Relationship Manager if you have any questions about this.

Top 20 users in September 2023

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 Hills Road Sixth Form College 6343
2 Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 5010
3 New City College London 3127
4 Varndean College 3063
5 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 3001
6 The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham 2993
7 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College 2734
8 The Trafford College Group 2462
9 Richard Huish College 2240
10 Exeter College 2186
11 South Thames College 2093
12 Hereford Sixth Form 1923
13 West Herts College 1864
14 HCUC (Harrow & Uxbridge) 1628
15 The WKCIC Group 1523
16 Peter Symonds College 1458
17 University of the Highlands and Islands 1333
18 Harlow College 1284
19 Godalming College 1208
20 Walsall College 1205

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 and Cc with the relevant details.

Top 20 titles in September 2023

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 6280
2 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 5366
3 AQA A-Level Business 4935
4 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 4505
5 OCR A-level Law Second Edition 4146
6 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 3710
7 AQA A-Level Geography (5th edition) 2909
8 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications 2900
9 Pearson Edexcel A-level Economics (5th edition) 2791
10 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2431
11 Pearson Edexcel A Level UK Government and Politics (6th edition) 2314
12 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator) 2309
13 AQA A-level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) 2274
14 Pearson Edexcel A-level Business 2172
15 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 1955
16 BTEC National Computing Student Book 1838
17 BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications 1676
18 AQA A-level Biology (Year 1 and Year 2) 1636
19 WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate and Diploma Criminology: Revised Edition 1599
20 AQA Psychology for A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (2nd edition) 1519

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