e-books for FE May 2024 newsletter

Welcome to the May 2024 issue of our e-books for FE newsletter.

Purchasing round 2024

We had our Focus Group meeting on 17th April, to discuss the scoring outcomes of the 850 titles on offer this year and to give shape to a shortlist. A purchase list has now been chosen, and has been passed on to ProQuest to inform the publishers – we now need to wait until the publishers confirm the e-version availability of their titles by 1st September (some newly-published titles may still be ‘in process’ and not yet loaded into LibCentral) before we can advertise the list. In years past the confirmed list has been available in early June, but we will circulate it as soon as we have it, to allow for purchasing planning.

A huge thanks to the 14 members of the Focus Group for all their time and expertise this year: three weeks of scoring the list, the 3-hour discussion, and various follow-up responses to requests for advice – we couldn’t do it without you!

Top 20 users in April 2024

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

Rank Organisation User sessions
1 New City College London 2749
2 The Sixth Form College Farnborough 2734
3 Brighton & Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 2722
4 The Trafford College Group 2268
5 Varndean College 1925
6 West Herts College 1645
7 Hills Road Sixth Form College 1559
8 South Thames College 1514
9 Richard Huish College 1465
10 LTE Group 1402
11 Peter Symonds College 1314
12 UCHC 1196
13 East Kent College Group 1141
14 Hereford Sixth Form 1054
15 Activate Learning 1045
16 The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham 1016
17 Solihull College and University Centre 998
18 Birmingham Metropolitan College 954
19 South and City College Birmingham 952
20 Exeter College 916

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 April 2024

Rank Title User sessions
1 CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 7821
2 BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 2572
3 AQA A-Level Geography (5th edition) 2458
4 CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 2383
5 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 2367
6 CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 2355
7 CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator) 2354
8 OCR A-Level Law (2nd edition) 2258
9 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1: For the 2016 Specifications 2111
10 AQA A-Level Business 1755
11 BTEC National Construction Student Book: For the 2017 Specifications 1685
12 BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2: For the 2016 Specifications 1683
13 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2: For the 2016 specifications 1411
14 WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate and Diploma Criminology: Revised Edition 1221
15 Pearson Edexcel a Level UK Government and Politics (6th edition) 1103
16 BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 1089
17 Digital Production, Design and Development T Level: Core 1072
18 AQA Psychology for A-Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (2nd edition) 1019
19 CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning 994
20 OCR Psychology for A-Level Book 1 958

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