The purpose of SCIS Subject Headings is to provide a controlled language approach suitable for subject access to the library catalogue for primary and secondary school students. This list is used by SCIS cataloguers when selecting or devising appropriate subject headings for educational and curriculum resources catalogued onto the SCIS database. The list can be used by schools that subscribe to SCIS to assist their library staff in conforming to SCIS standards when adding subject headings to local resources.
The following changes have recently been made to SCIS Subject Headings in SCIS Data.
New SCIS subject headings
- Fake news
Use for works on and about disinformation in print and online media that are deliberately written to attract and mislead readers by exploiting entrenched biases.
Changed subject headings
- Aboriginal peoples – Dreaming
- Characters and characteristics
- Characters and characteristics in films
- Characters and characteristics in literature
- Literature – 20th century
- Literature, Medieval
- Literature, Modern
Changed non-allowed terms:
- Fictional characters
- Fictitious characters
- Adaptation, Literary
- Literature, Modern – 20th century
The full reference structure for each of these headings can be found in https://my.scisdata.com/standards.