Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) aims to provide schools with access to a database of consistent catalogue records created according to agreed national standards, in order to reduce the cost and duplication of effort of cataloguing resources in schools. Since its inception, SCIS has been responsible for improving the quality and consistency of cataloguing materials for schools.


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Connections magazine

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Authority Files

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Special Order Files

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SCIS Subject Headings

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Inspect our selection of quality Nexa, Datalogic, and Cipherlab barcode scanners

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What's new

Educational Lending Right (ELR) survey

We have commenced inviting 750 Australian schools to participate in the ELR School Library Survey. Read more about the valuable initiative here, and how your participation can help to support Australian book creators.

Our New Zealand bank account is here!

We are pleased to announce that SCIS has set up a New Zealand bank account. All renewal invoices for NZ SCIS customers will be in NZD and will contain our NZ bank account details. For further information, please email

New Authority File update

We have released an updated version of SCIS Authority Files for September 2016. If you are subscribed to Authority Files, you can download them from our Authority Files page.

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