SCIS news

1. New version of SCISWeb

On 7 April a new version of SCISWeb was implemented. The previous version used old technology. The new version includes the following features:

  • Where ISBNs have been duplicated, the record most recently added to the database will be supplied.
  • The ISBN entered into the orders box can contain either 10- or 13-digit ISBNs.
  • You are no longer obliged to remove non-numerical data (spaces, hyphens, dots) in your SCISWeb order. The SCISWeb program will now ignore these characters or spaces.

2. New version of SCIS OPAC

SCIS recently upgraded to a new version of the software that operates SCIS OPAC. Two new searches have been added: Subject keyword and Dewey call number. The Subject search has been renamed Subject (starts with) to distinguish it from the Subject keyword search. Help text on the basic search page has been updated. More information on these and other changes will be in future SCIS Handy Hints.

3. SCIS Customer Survey 2006

During term three, SCIS will conduct an electronic survey seeking feedback from customers. This information is important for us to improve products and services. Please look for more information in 'What's new' and take a few minutes to respond.

4. Invoices for 2007 SCIS

The cost of a subscription to SCISWeb, SCIS Subject Headings Online and SCIS Authority Files will not increase in 2007.

In October 2006, invoices will be despatched to schools not involved in a bulk subscription. Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice. Look on our website for payment information: