SCIS provides training on use of SCIS products and services, and is also able to deliver professional learning for schools in the areas of cataloguing, school library management, information literacy, resourcing the curriculum and social media in education.
Victoria, June 2013
Cataloguing update Tuesday 18 June 2013 1.00pm-4.30pm at Gisborne Secondary College, Melton Road, Gisborne, VIC
Term 3, 2013
Making the most of SCIS Thursday 1 August, 2013, 9.30am-1.30pm at New England Girls School, Uralla Road, Armidale, NSW
Cataloguing update Wednesday 07 August 2013, 2.00pm-4.30pm at Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh, SA
Making the most of SCIS Thursday 08 August 2013, 9.00am-12.00pm at Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh, SA
Making the most of SCIS Friday 20 September 2013, 9.00am-12.30pm at Education Services Australia, 440 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC
Term 4, 2013
Making the most of SCIS Monday 07 October 2013, 1.00pm-4.30pm at The Hamilton and Alexandra College, 1 Chaucer Street, Hamilton, VIC
Making the most of SCIS Thursday 17 October 2013, Mercy College, Penn St, South Mackay, 9.30am-1.00pm, Mackay, QLD
Making the most of SCIS workshops
Workshops are open to all school library staff and provide in-depth understanding of how SCIS cataloguing services can assist to provide a more effective library service to your school community. Participants will enhance their understanding of SCIS as a database of consistent catalogue records for education resources created to agreed national standards. The workshop will address the following outcomes:
- Understand the resourcing and educational benefits of a centralised cataloguing service
- Create orders for catalogue records in SCISWeb
- Set up My Profile preferences for your school
- Download resource cover images into your library system
- Process Special Order (batch) files for commonly used services
- Select and import records for educational websites
- Develop SCIS Catalogue search strategies
- Recognise SCIS as a resource identification tool
- Create, re-format and distribute bibliographies from SCIS Catalogue search results
- Check for new SCIS records
- Implement Z39.50 order process (Rapid Entry or Z cataloguing)
- Order records for resources without ISBNs
- Get new resources added to the SCIS database
- Link to National Digital Learning Resource Network (NDLRN) learning objects from your catalogue
- Enhance resource retrieval by implementing SCIS Authority Files
- Ensure consistency through use of SCIS Subject Headings
- Learn about the Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT)
Cataloguing update workshops
This workshop provides an overview of developments in the world of cataloguing and educational metadata. 2013 sees the introduction of a new cataloguing standard known as Resource Description and Access (RDA) to replace AACR2. Participants will learn how SCIS plans to implement RDA, as well as considering cataloguing trends in subject access, e-resource formats and linked data.
- Why a new cataloguing standard
- The concepts underpinning RDA
- Implication for resource discovery in schools
- Impacts on Library Management Systems
- Key changes in the SCIS standards
- Broader education metadata issues
The workshop is designed for all school library staff, whether they are trained as cataloguers or not, and aims to assist library staff understand the catalogue records they receive from SCIS.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a workshop or register interest.
Design your own SCIS professional workshop
SCIS staff can provide a range of workshops according to the interests and needs of your staff in the areas of cataloguing, Resource Description and Access (RDA), school library management, information literacy, resourcing the curriculum, digital content and social media in education.
For a shorter workshop you may like to consider a selection of relevant topics from the Making the most of SCIS workshop detailed above, or you can view some examples of previous sessions at www.slideshare.net/scis.
Design your own SCIS workshops are negotiated and quoted on an individual basis depending on time, content and travel costs. In this option SCIS invoices the organisation or school coordinating the event for the total cost.
Please contact SCIS to discuss your request and to obtain a quote.
Professional learning calendar
Registration and cancellation policy
Registration is charged per person and includes materials and light catering.
Submission of the online booking form is considered a firm registration unless a note is made on the form that school approval is required. Schools will be invoiced prior to the professional learning event. Please indicate on the form if you require a personal rather than school invoice.
Registrations cancelled less than 2 weeks before the workshop date, and all non-attendees, will be invoiced at the full cost. A substitute person is always welcome to attend.
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