19 votesLis Parcell supported this idea ·Lis Parcell commented
I endorse this suggestion wholeheartedly! Working as a Jisc subject specialist, I provide advice to college libraries on developing their digital practice. For many colleges, making good use of the Jisc e-books for FE collection via Ebook Central can be the foundation step towards being effective providers of quality online content in other forms (including other Proquest content!). Without some simple support tools like Bookshelves, college librarians face a tough challenge to engage busy teachers and reluctant student readers. Having tools that all college libraries can share and rally around also has tremendous potential to build common know-how and development capacity across the sector. That in turn is going to be vital for our member colleges to move forward with digital, creating students who are digitally confident, literate and able to thrive in and beyond college, whether in higher education or the workplace.