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.
Today SCIS offers school libraries throughout Australia and New Zealand 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, and SCIS Authority Files, a downloadable file of all approved SCIS Subject and Name Headings, which can be imported directly into schools’ library management systems.
SCIS is a business unit of Education Services Australia, a national, not-for-profit company established by all Australian Ministers of Education.
For more information about SCIS and our services, please see our website.
About this blog
The SCIS blog is maintained by the SCIS team and includes news, information and commentary in areas of interest to SCIS subscribers.
- SCIS news
enhancements, FAQs, features, issues and updates
agencies news, questions and standards
- Educational Lending Right
news, processes and reports
celebrations, conferences, professional learning and webinars
- Library Management Systems
features, functionality, use of SCIS, Z39.50
award winners, authors, illustrators, bloggers, bookmarkers and tweeps
- Resourcing the curriculum
ideas and issues around selecting, evaluating and managing learning resources and literature
- School Libraries
associations, communities, concerns and profession