ProQuest is happy to present to you an offering of remote training sessions, with regular frequency. We also provide on-demand recordings which can be viewed at any time. This is to support librarians using Ebook Central, particularly at the start of the academic year.
The schedule will include introductory sessions on both LibCentral and Ebook Central in September 2023.
Registration is required. Please click on the link of the date of your choice to go to the registration page.
Attendees are welcome to provide some real life questions and scenarios, ideally 1 week in advance to the scheduled date. We can then incorporate these into the next Q&A webinar. Please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the webinar title and date, and Jisc in the email subject. Thanks!
Introduction to Ebook Central
Introduction to LibCentral
Join an expert ProQuest Customer Education Trainer for support with LibCentral during or at the start of the academic year. This session will run for 60 minutes. The trainer will do an in-depth introduction and tour of LibCentral, including how to purchase and upgrade books, how to manage access to books, recommended alerts, and basics of reports. The session is aimed at those who are new to using LibCentral.
Reports in LibCentral
Join an expert ProQuest Customer Education Trainer for support on how to use reports from LibCentral to manage your ebook collection. This session will run for 60 minutes. The trainer will do an in-depth review of the reports available on LibCentral, including what the different metrics in COUNTER 5 mean, how to interpret them, and how to find more detailed information from the Usage and Title reports. The session is aimed at those who are using reports on LibCentral, and will have time for questions. Please feel free to contact the trainer ahead of the session with your specific questions around reports so that the webinar can be as useful as possible to you.
Need dedicated training?
Promoting e-books for FE has never been easier with Jisc's new range of promotional materials.
To get you started, you can download a guide on using these promotional materials (provided by Jisc).
The print assets have been designed to be used in conjunction with QR codes. This gives readers a quick and easy way to access the e-books platform. Within the guide there is information on how to create QR codes with a few suggested online tools which are free to use.
Looking for more inspiration on how to promote e-books for FE? Read this blog post by Katie Butler at Ashford College.
Student posters and staff flyer
Jisc have created the posters and flyer in PowerPoint. This has been done to ensure the templates are accessible and easy to use.
Various sticker templates have been produced to allow you to promote e-books on your physical textbooks. These templates are compatible with address label stickers (63.5 x 29.6mm) and different layouts and colours are available.
Finally, to support you promoting e-books via all available channels we’ve also created some digital assets to get you started.