On 18 November 2010, on advice from the Queensland Department of Education and Training’s Library Services, SCIS sent out an email to Queensland schools to inform them that the Department will be discontinuing in-house SCIS cataloguing services as of 10 December 2010. The in-house cataloguing service has for many years catalogued resources sent in by Queensland schools, as well as providing support and training in use of SCIS.
Access to SCIS for QLD government schools
The Department will continue to provide ongoing support for Education Queensland schools to access SCISWeb and retrieve catalogue records via a bulk service subscription to SCIS for all Queensland government schools.
Cataloguing of Queensland school resources
Education Services Australia will continue to provide cataloguing services. We are currently investigating options for schools who wish to send resources to be catalogued and to ensure Queensland resources continue to be added to the SCIS database in a timely manner. As soon as we have more information we will advise schools.
If you have further questions about SCIS cataloguing services, please email the SCIS cataloguers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1800 337 405.
For any SCIS login problems or general SCIS enquiries, please email email@example.com, or call 1800 337 405.
Farewell and thanks to the QLD SCIS cataloguing agency
We would like to acknowledge the outstanding service that the Queensland Department’s Library Services have provided to SCIS and Queensland schools over many years. According to statistics available since 1996 a total of 25,550 learning resources have been catalogued by the QLD agency, an average of 1,825 records per year.
Particular thanks to the most recent team members Mary Gough, Frances Todd and Debbie Trollip and to all those over the years who have been involved in this team including Mary Lincoln, Edwina Dunn, Sam Andreata, Lisa Dorney, Jan Johnson, Peggy Hebblethwaite and June Richardson.
Feel free to record your experiences of the team and its service in the comments area or send us an email.