Newsletter issue 2: October 2018
Welcome to the second edition of the e-books for FE newsletter. We hope that you are settled into the new academic year, and we hope that your students are integrating e-books for FE into their study routines, both on campus and at home. 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. This month we are also introducing the last word, a new feature which will bring you an interesting fact, story or news article about e-books in the media this month. 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. The survey has now closed and we are reviewing your comments and feedback. We welcome regular feedback, comments and suggestions through email@example.com
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e-books for FE queries Please direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than emailing the FE and skills team directly. This ensures that your query can be responded to as soon as possible, and also ensures that both your query and the resolution are formally recorded. We also have our new e-books for FE support site, which launched in October. We encourage you to use this as a first port of call for any queries you may have. The support site features guides, FAQs and top tips to help you embed e-books for FE into the curriculum.
GCSE resit titles
From Monday 5th November, GCSE resits begin across the UK. Our service contains over 50 curriculum mapped e-books to support GCSE English and maths resits, covering all major exam boards. The full title list can be found here. Please share this with the relevant curriculum leads in your institutions to ensure that students are aware of this valuable resource.
Top 20 users – October 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. Well done to The Cheadle and Marple College Network, who are the number one user for the second month running.
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: email@example.com
|1||The Cheadle and Marple College Network||2248|
|3||South Eastern Regional College||2030|
|4||South & City College Birmingham||1933|
|5||Leyton Sixth Form College||1745|
|8||Northern Regional College||1373|
|9||Newham Sixth Form College||1349|
|10||Grwp Llandrillo Menai||1335|
|13||Gower College Swansea||1239|
|14||North West Regional College||1218|
|15||Blackpool Sixth Form College||1124|
|17||Cardiff and Vale College||1070|
|18||College of Richard Collyer||1057|
|19||Thomas Rotherham College||1036|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 20 titles – October 2018
|1||BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1||11402|
|2||BTEC Level 3 National Business, Book 1||5424|
|3||CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)||4451|
|4||BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1||3716|
|5||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1||2962|
|6||BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 2||2761|
|7||BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1||2156|
|8||BTEC Level 3 Business Book 2||2053|
|9||BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 2||1958|
|10||BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 1||1764|
|11||BTEC Level 3 National Travel and Tourism Student Book 1||1750|
|12||BTEC Level 3 National in IT||1725|
|13||BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 : For the 2016 specifications||1649|
|14||BTEC Level 3 National Construction and the Built Environment Student Book||1625|
|15||BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 2||1377|
|16||Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour 7th Edition||1350|
|17||BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science Student Book||1301|
|18||BTEC First Business Student Book||1279|
|19||CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care||1225|
|20||Child Development : An Illustrated Guide||1214|
Most used e-book of the month
Title: BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1
Author: Mary Whitehouse, Neil Moonie, Carolyn Aldworth and Marilyn Billingham,
October’s most used e-book was BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care: Student Book 1, for the second month running. This month it received 11,402 uses, which is 2,934 more uses than September’s total of 8,468.
e-book of the month
Our LRC Staff have been really impressed with ‘CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care’ by Carolyn Meggitt, which has made this month’s most popular e-book at Ashford LRC again. The lecturers have advised the students to download the e-book to help with their work within the classroom and from home. The students have been impressed with the ease of access with the option to put onto their mobile devices.
Its popularity has been demonstrated by the impressive statistics:
- 127 logins
- 708 minutes online
- 1,207 pages read online
- 357 Download Days
Most importantly is the wealth of knowledge that is provided by the e-book. It holds a wealth of information specific to the care industry, endorsed by CACHE for the new qualification and written by Carolyn Meggitt who is an expert within this field. This book is a great resource and we would like to say thank you for including this title in the e-books for FE service.
This month’s e-book of the month has been selected by Ashford College. If you have a suggestion for November’s e-book of the month, please get in touch at email@example.com
The last word
e-books on Instagram – is this the future of the e-book?
In August 2018, the New York Public Library (NYPL) introduced InstaNovels, a concept which re-imagines Instagram Stories as a platform for sharing e-books. The NYPL the aim to make some of the greatest stories ever written more publicly accessible and able to reach new audiences. The program was first launched in August with a digitised retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and in October the latest InstaNovel was released; the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
To read the InstaNovel, go to the Library’s Instagram account and select The Yellow Wallpaper in the highlights section, under the bio.
The platform opens up new possibilities for sharing e-books, and using technology and social media to bring stories to life and engage classic literature with new audiences. Which classic story would you like to see digitisied as an InstaNovel? Let us know here.
If you have a suggestion for November’s the last word, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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