Newsletter issue 1: September 2018
Welcome to the first edition of the e-books for FE newsletter. Each month we will bring you special features, as well as the latest news and updates to the service, and the top 20 users and titles. We value your feedback and suggestions – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
e-books for FE user survey Thank you to all members who have completed the e-books for FE survey. If you would like to share your opinions and help us to shape the direction of the service, you can do so here or by visiting https://jisc.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/e-books-for-fe
Launching today: the new e-books for FE support site
The FE and skills team have been busy creating a brand new support service for e-books for FE, and we are excited to announce that the service is now live. The site features different areas for librarians and teachers, each packed with resources to help users to get the most out of the service.
On the support site there are several documents to enable users to find solutions to queries that may occur whilst using e-books for FE; there are guides on how to download MARC records, how to use Ebook Central™, and an overview of the platform amongst many others, as well as top tips for embed-ding e-books for FE into the curriculum.
The site also features the most up-to-date spreadsheets detailing our e-book collection, broken down into subject areas. For information regarding titles coming out of licence this year and new titles available, please see the full e-book list.
As always, we value your feedback. Please get in touch with your comments or anything that you would love to see on the support site at email@example.com
Top 20 users – September 2018
Well done to all users who reached a spot in September’s top 20, and a special congratulations to the top 5. The FE and skills team thank you for your promotion and use of e-books for FE.
If any top 20 institutions have any tips to share on how you promote e-books for FE to teaching practitioners and learners, we would love to hear from you.
Please get in touch with your top tips at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mergers: If your institution 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. Please check with ProQuest and request that they update your account to reflect the merger.
Their e-book support contact address is: email@example.com
|1||The Cheadle and Marple College Network||2519|
|2||West Herts College||1589|
|3||South & City College Birmingham||1478|
|5||Leyton Sixth Form College||1314|
|6||Blackpool Sixth Form College||1262|
|8||Oldham Sixth Form College||1219|
|9||College of Richard Collyer||1075|
|10||Barton Peveril College||1067|
|12||Northern Regional College||1050|
|16||Thomas Rotherham College||970|
|18||Richard Huish College||947|
|19||Farnborough Sixth Form College||881|
Top 20 titles – September 2018
|1||BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1||8468|
|2||BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1||4977|
|3||BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1||3652|
|4||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)||3211|
|5||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||2474|
|6||BTEC Level 3 National in IT||1879|
|7||BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2||1769|
|8||BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 2||1735|
|9||BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2||1655|
|10||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1||1394|
|11||BTEC Level 3 National Travel and Tourism Student Book 1||1255|
|12||BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science Student Book||1187|
|13||BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 1||1183|
|14||AQA A-level Psychology Book 1||1160|
|15||BTEC National Applied Law Student book and active book||1154|
|16||AQA A Level Biology Student Book 1||1079|
|17||BTEC First Business Student Book||1031|
|18||BTEC Level 3 National Construction and the Built Environment||945|
|19||BTEC Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1||897|
|20||Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour 7th Edition||891|
Most used book of the month
BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1
In the spotlight: September
The Pocket Guide to Key Terms for Hairdressing
Each month, we will be sharing a top tip from our expert team in our new monthly feature In the spotlight. For our first In the spotlight, we are showcasing The Pocket Guide to Key Terms for Hairdressing, one of our new titles from September 2018. We love this book because it is a concise guide to terminology that is vital to any trainee hairdresser. Did you know that you can print off our e-books? Our top tip for any hairdressing student is simply download this title as a pdf, print it in a booklet format, and keep it handy when you are practising in the salon. Perfect for remembering those tricky terms.
New titles for 2018-2021
During the summer, our team worked with a focus group of expert librarians to select 40 new titles to add to e-books for FE. We are extremely excited that our new collection has expanded to include new subjects such as politics and religious studies, as well as the practical elements of science. We also managed to extend the licences of 7 extremely popular BTEC titles whose titles were due to expire in December; as well as widening the title selection for law and geography. We are still finalising negotiations with Pearson and will update JiscMail members as soon as these titles become available.
e-book of the month
Title: Children and Young People’s Workforce – Level 2 Certificate Candidate Handbook
Author(s): Mark Walsh and Janet Stearns
This month’s e-book of the month has been selected by Jess Bosanquet, the project officer for the FE and skills team.
If you have a suggestion for next month’s book of the month, we would love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.
Telephone: 0800 220 710