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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What's new

Professional Learning in Term 4, 2015

SCIS will be running three webinars in late October and early November, including Introduction to SCIS; Downloading SCIS records; and Searching and Selecting on the SCIS Catalogue.

We'll also be running "Making the Most of SCIS" workshops in Adelaide on 20th and 21st October at Marden Education Centre Library.

Visit our professional learning page to register or find further details about these webinars and workshops.


Authority File updates

SCIS Authority Files are updated twice annually, and the most recenty version is now available. Visit our Authority Files page to download these files so you can upload them into your own library system.


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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