Scan is a quarterly, professional refereed journal produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. It focuses on the interaction between information in a digital age and effective student learning.
What’s in Scan?
Articles and school stories plus resources reviewed from a curriculum perspective, plus research and research-based articles.
Dr James E. Herring presents the findings of a study which explored the views of Year 7 students on information literacy practices and discusses the implications for teacher librarians and teachers.
In the second research article, Mal Lee considers what it means for schools to be networked communities. The practical implications and potentials are illustrated with reference to Broulee Public School.
Each issue of Scan includes 80+ e-resource and website reviews as well as picture books, fiction, professional and information resources reviews and more. Reviews for e-resources, including e-books and apps, indicate fees, registration or devices as needed. Icons (see table) are used for quick reference.
SCIS and Scan
SCIS record numbers and barcodes are provided with Scan reviews to facilitate creating orders in SCISWeb.
SCIS records for resources reviewed in Scan are also available for download in bulk as SCIS Special Order files [SCISWeb log in required].
We have selected these resources to help you when you need online information relating to popular curriculum based topics. To make sure the resources are appropriate we’ve used the following standard criteria: accuracy, authority, coverage, currency and objectivity.
Add these topics to your library catalogue
SCIS provides MARC records for a range of websites each month and these are available for selection and download via the SCIS Special Order Files new SCIS websites page [SCIS login required]. Use the Last month option to preview websites added recently (including the National Library of NZ topics) and select those appropriate for your library.
To order and download SCIS records specifically for the National Library of New Zealand’s high interest topics:
For quite some time SCIS has made a list of all websites added to SCIS each month available in Special Order Files for all SCISWeb subscribers. Websites added to SCIS are evaluated for their educational content, and with the new SCIS websites tool they can be much more easily previewed and ordered as either a monthly download file, or by selecting a date range of your choice.
Check out our demo below to see how easy it is to download SCIS Website records with the new websites ordering tool.
New TLF learning object special order files were made available this week. A new full file of all 2,782 TLF learning object records, as well as an update file of 503 new and updated TLF records can be downloaded from the Special Orders page in SCISWeb.
SCIS Special Order files allow schools to easily download groups of catalogue records for popular resources, such as TLF learning objects, websites and and Clickview files.
To review and select SCIS Special Order files for download into your library management system, you will need to log on to SCISWeb and then select the Special Order files tab from the navigation bar at the top of the page. From our menu page you will be able to download any of the SCIS Special Order files. Access to SCIS Special Orders is included in your subscription to SCISWeb.