SCIS subscribes to LibraryThing for Libraries which has a ‘similar books’ display that matches books based on what members own and tag in the social reading platform LibraryThing. Look at the SCIS Catalogue screen [subscription required] for a popular title such as ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and wait for the bottom section of the [...]
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The new SCIS Catalogue provides a number of ways to search by subject. To choose the most useful subject search option for your purpose, first consider whether you are looking for: a SCIS Subject Heading or ScOT term to apply to a catalogue record, or resources on a particular subject. 1. TO FIND A SUBJECT [...]
Have you checked out the new SCIS Catalogue launched last week? As well as a fresh look, there are a number of features that will be appreciated by SCIS users. Search filters The search limits available in previous versions of SCIS OPAC are still available (year, place, type, format and language), but search limits have [...]
From 3 October 2011 the SCIS catalogue will undergo a major upgrade. This involves implementation of a new version of the Voyager library system which underpins the SCIS service a new, more intuitive interface design for the SCIS Catalogue a new server platform. We will endeavour to keep disruptions to a minimum during this time. [...]
From July 2011 SCIS is pleased to announce the addition of enhanced content services to SCIS OPAC from Syndetic Solutions and LibraryThing for Libraries via a new subscription with Thorpe-Bowker. What is enhanced content? The bibliographic records in SCIS OPAC are enhanced to display additional detail about resources; information such as plot summaries, author notes, [...]
Through the subscription service Syndetics, SCIS offers additional descriptive and evaluative information for its catalogue records where available. Features include: author notes awards books in a series fiction and biography profiles summaries and annotations. Syndetics reviews Syndetics delivers edited reviews from authoritative reviewing sources including: Bookseller & Publisher reviews New York Times reviews School Library [...]
SCIS is now a member of LibraryThing for Libraries, an enhancement service that delivers information created and shared by members of the LibraryThing social networking service into library catalogues. Community generated content from LibraryThing for Libraries includes a range of features that provide additional descriptive information about resources in the SCIS catalogue. Recommendations point to [...]