Building a catalogue with SCIS APIs
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
Libraries have consistently led the way in best practice information management, and we’re pleased to contribute one more step in the revolution. In our latest Blog post 'Life beyond MARC and Z39.50' Rachel Elliott explores the benefits of SCIS APIs.
New and revised SCIS Subject Headings
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
The latest SCIS Blog post details the new and revised subject headings approved by the SCIS Information Services Standards Committee (ISSC) from 1st January – 1st July in 2019.
The dreaded case of duplicate ISBNs
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
If you love discussing ISBNs as much as we do, here - republished in full - is one of our most popular SCIS Blog posts: The dreaded case of duplicate ISBNs.
SCIS services are important in ensuring efficiency and quality in our cataloguing processes. SCIS provides an authority set that is school-catalogue appropriate and meets our curricula needs. The Dewey classification is thorough and systematic. I unreservedly recommend SCIS to library professionals.
Head of Libraries
The Alice Smith School, Malaysia
SCIS is great. It’s really, really helped my cataloguing. It has such a high hit rate, especially as SCIS has got so many English schools now. I would say the hit rate is about 98%. The ability to enter a book that SCIS doesn’t have a catalogue record for, and to ask for it to be done for you is just great. I love that.
Eltham College, UK
SCIS is an essential pillar within the school library community. Through the provision of accurate and comprehensive catalogue records, as well as their strong role in advocacy and professional learning, SCIS plays an active and vital role. I recommend their high-quality and timely services to any school library.
SCIS works with providers of library management systems to ensure the most efficient delivery of SCIS products and services. Subject to agreement, library system vendors are offered complimentary access to SCIS products for the purposes of development, testing and demonstration.
SCIS supports university and TAFE educators in training and developing future librarians with essential cataloguing skills. Subject to agreement, lecturers of librarianship courses are offered complimentary access to SCIS for their students to use as part of their studies.
SCIS works closely with a number of publishers, distributors and suppliers. By arranging for new, high demand titles to be catalogued in the SCIS database, publishers have an additional avenue for reaching their market and customers have a consistent resource management solution.