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

May 27 marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, a time to reflect on the shared histories, cultures and achievements of Australian people. So this month, we are featuring some of the Indigenous and reconciliation related titles available in our catalogue.

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Connections Newsletter

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Authority Files

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Special Order Files

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What's new

SCIS Authority Files updated

In August, SCIS is running three webinars that focus on the New Zealand context, including Introduction to SCIS; SCIS Basics: Downloading SCIS records from SCISWeb and Z39.50; and Search and Selection.

For our Victorian subscribers, we will be hosting a 3 hour workshop, Getting the Most Out of SCIS, on 6 August at Education Services Australia.

For full details and booking instructions, visit our professional learning page.


Professional Learning in Term 2, 2015

SCIS Authority Files deliver the optimal search experience for staff and students by providing cross-references amongst our authorised list of Names and Subject Headings.

We have released a new version of SCIS Authority Files for April 2015. If you are subscribed to Authority Files you can download them from our Authority Files page.


Connections articles

Do you have information that you would like to share with the school library community?

Would you like to become a published author?

Have you considered writing an article for our newsletter Connections? We would be very interested in considering articles for publication in Connections.

Contact the Connections Editor for more information.

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