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Using SCIS OPAC to create an orders file

If you require a list of websites by subject or have a whole set of books, eg readers or a series, a list created in SCIS OPAC can be transferred into Create orders.

  1. To perform your search, open SCIS OPAC.

  2. Select Guided Search.

  3. Enter search terms in the Find box.
    Here are two examples: For a Series and Publisher: Date

    Example 1: Finding Macmillan readers at beginners level published in 2005


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    Example 2: Finding websites about cats


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  4. Select title/s from the results list.
    Either - Select all titles from the results list by choosing the radio button All on page in the Save Options box.
    Or - Select individual titles from the results list by individually ticking the check boxes to the left of each title and choosing the radio button Selected on page in the Save Options box.


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  5. Select SCIS No. from the Select Format drop down list in the Save Options box. Click on the Save/Print button. A web page containing SCIS numbers and equal signs is created.

  6. Copy all the web page data (To select all: press CTRL and A keys. To copy: press CTRL and C keys).

  7. Hit the Back browser button on the top of the screen. This will take you back to the SCIS OPAC search results page.

  8. Exit SCIS OPAC.

  9. Open Create orders. Place cursor in the Enter orders here box and paste list (To paste: press CTRL and v keys). The lines and spaces will be ignored in processing.

  10. Click on Process order button. An order file will appear in the Orders table.

  11. The marc.dat file can now be saved to your computer and is ready to load into your library management system (LMS), according to the instructions from the LMS vendor.