New titles for inclusion in the second phase of the e-books for FE project
We are delighted to announce that thanks to funding from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, an additional pool of 60 e-books are available to FE colleges, free of charge from the end of April 2010, under unlimited concurrent access. The new titles will be purchased under a pay-per-page view basis, meaning that JISC Collections will only pays for titles which are used. For each title in this pay per view round we have a usage ‘target’ and when this is reached colleges will have access to it until 2014, (or in perpetuity if colleges wish to continue to subscribe to the ebrary platform). For titles that do not reach the usage target we will write to colleges to explore purchase options. The complete list of titles can be found here, the new titles are marked as ‘Second Round-launches May 2011′ in the 1st column .
The new titles are available under the terms of the JISC model licence and are free of charge. The titles were selected by colleges through a consultation process and cover subjects from Beauty Therapy to Public Services.
As with the first consultation we received an enthusiastic response from the community, with 90 FE colleges responding to the consultation casting around 29208 votes. JISC Collections and the Project Board would like to thank the colleges who responded.