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.

Featured Titles

SCIS would like to congratulate the 2014 ABDA Australian Book Design Awards winners. Beautifully designed books look great in an OPAC! A selection of the winners and shortlisted titles are displayed below.

Also, Read for Australia, part of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, is being held on Friday 29 August at 2pm. During this time, teachers, students and parents across the country will be reading Sunday Chutney by Aaron Blabey.

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Read about the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, MOOCs, AustLit's Blackwords, following Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues on Twitter, and bringing teachers into the library


SCIS workshops New Zealand

SCIS is pleased to announce that we will be presenting workshops in Auckland on 20 October, Hamilton on 22 October, and Wellington 24 October 2014. Details here.


SCIS Authority Files

SCIS Authority files have been updated for August 2014. Download the most up-to-date authorised names and subjects, with See and See Also references. 

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