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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Download batches of MARC records for digital resources, including free websites and learning resources, Clickview videos, Campfire films, and free websites and e-resources reviewed in Scan journal issues *

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What's new

Professional Learning in Term 1, 2016

SCIS will run three webinars on Tuesdays from 16 February - 1 March, including Introduction to SCIS (FREE); Downloading SCIS records; and Searching and Selecting on the SCIS Catalogue.

Visit our professional learning page to register or find further details.

Education Lending Rights 2015

We are currently running the ELR project, a national survey that sees Australian book creators and publishers financially compensated for income lost as a result of their work being held in school libraries. We encourage everyone that has been invited to participate in the ELR survey to support our deserving authors, illustrators and publishers. A big thank you to all schools that have completed the survey.

Invoicing for 2016

Over coming months SCIS will be mailing invoices to renew subscriptions for 2016. So, keep an eye on the mail if you are not covered by a bulk subscription via your state jurisdiction or Catholic diocese.

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