About SCIS

SCIS is a business unit of Education Services Australia, a national, not-for-profit company established by all Australian Ministers of Education. Education Services Australia has been established through the merger of Curriculum Corporation and Education.au Limited. Education Services Australia delivers innovative, cost-effective services across all sectors of education. As part of Education Services Australia, SCIS is directly responsible to the Education Services Australia Board, which comprises experts across a range of fields including education, governance, information and communication technology, business and marketing.

SCIS continues to support Australian, New Zealand and international school libraries, offering access to the largest database of school-related catalogue records in the Southern Hemisphere. We also maintain SCIS Subject Headings, a controlled list of subject headings particularly appropriate to the needs of schools; SCIS Authority Files, a downloadable file of all approved SCIS Subject and Name Headings, which can be imported directly into schools’ library management systems; and SCIS Special Order Files, which allow schools to download regularly updated bulk files of catalogue records for educational websites, digital video files and learning objects.

SCIS is supported by cataloguers in the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, ALS Library Services (Adelaide) and a team of contract cataloguers. High quality catalogue records are created to standards outlined in the SCIS Cataloguing Standards which use:


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SCIS Data is now live

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new SCIS website. To start using the new system, please head to SCIS Data. Please note our existing website will be closed in February 2018.


Connections 102

Connections Issue 102 is out now. If you have any feedback or would like to contribute to a future issue, please send an email to connections@esa.edu.au.


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Please note that Education Services Australia will no longer be distributing the Victorian schools mailing list, effective 30 June, 2017.

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