What is SCIS?
SCIS (Schools Catalogue Information Service) was created with the aim of providing 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.
SCIS is a business unit of Education Services Australia, a new national, not-for-profit company established by all Australian Ministers of Education. Education Services Australia has been established through the merger of Curriculum Corporation and Education.au Limited. Education Services Australia delivers innovative, cost-effective services across all sectors of education.
SCIS continues to support school libraries throughout Australia and New Zealand, offering access to the largest database of school-related catalogue records in the Southern Hemisphere. We also maintain SCIS Subject Headings, a controlled list of subject headings particularly appropriate to the needs of schools; SCIS Authority Files, a downloadable file of all approved SCIS Subject and Name Headings, which can be imported directly into schools’ library management systems; and SCIS Special Order Files, which allow schools to download regularly updated bulk files of catalogue records for educational websites, ClickView video files and The Le@rning Federation (TLF) learning objects.
Records for resources in Scan
Special order files make it easy to download SCIS records for resources reviewed in the latest issues of Scan magazine.
SCIS professional learning
Connections Issue 85