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.
It's January! Australia Day and Waitangi Day are fast approaching, so we're sharing a selection of resources exploring those days and some of the issues behind them, including a selection from our recent Australia Day blog post.
Click on a cover to view the record in our catalogue, or download a selection of the MARC records into yours.
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2015 SCIS subscriptions
Schools who pay their SCIS subscriptions on an annual basis will receive their invoice for SCIS early in Term 4. Payment is due by the end of 2014 to ensure continuous access. Government school systems, except Victoria and Tasmania, and a number of Catholic Dioceses coordinate access to SCIS on behalf of all their schools.
SCIS webinars, Term 1 2015
SCIS will be welcoming in 2015 with a series of webinars. The FREE An Introduction to SCIS is followed up by Downloading SCIS Records from SCISWeb and Z39.50, The SCIS Catalogue: searching and selection, and SCIS Online: making the most of our website and social media. Further details here.
Education Lending Rights Survey 2015
The ELR school library survey collects data used to estimate the number of copies of specific titles held in Australian school libraries. In October SCIS will be inviting 600 schools to participate in this quick and simple survey.