The SCIS Information Services Standards Committee met by teleconference on 25 May 2011. The major outcome of the teleconference is a revision of the SCIS subject heading hierarchy covering types of computers and device names.
The New South Wales SCIS agency prepared the original paper which was raised for discussion in February 2011. As the paper was complex and included many aspects of the subject area of computers and related devices, further discussion and consultation, particularly with the WA SCIS agency was required before the proposal was approved.
New headings for the following categories of devices are now available:
Digital media players
Most of these headings allow for the construction of further headings for specific devices, such as iPad (Tablet computer) and Kindle (E-book reader).
Further details of the changes will be announced in the term 3 2011 issue of Connections (issue 78).