SCIS news

My SCIS profile

SCIS Customer Centre and SCISWeb pages have been updated with a new button – My SCIS Profile. The My SCIS Profile page incorporates all that was previously available from Change Password, Customer Profile and SCISWeb Profile.

Invoices for 2009

Invoices will be dispatched in October 2008 to schools not involved in a bulk deal. The cost of a subscription to SCISWeb, SCIS Subject Headings Online and SCIS Authority Files will not increase in 2009. Payment would be appreciated by the end of 2008.

Holiday access and customer support

It is anticipated that access to SCISWeb, SCIS Subject Headings Online and SCIS Authority Files Online will be available over the summer holiday period.

SCIS Customer Support will be available until Wednesday 24 December 2008 and will resume on Monday 5 January 2009.

New SCIS Subject Headings Online

SCIS Subject Headings Online was migrated to a new software platform in early July. Please note the following enhancements.

  • ‘Starts with’ search allows you to browse from initial results to subsequent pages.
  • ‘Subject headings which contain this word or letters’ (previously known as ‘string’ search) now works more effectively. All matching terms are retrieved, rather than being limited to the number of headings specified.
  • The new platform provides a link to Google as well as SCIS OPAC.

We welcome feedback on SCIS Subject Headings Online or any SCIS product or service. Please contact us by emailing