SCIS celebrates the joy of reading with Australia Reads
Wed, 04 Nov 2020
In the latest SCIS Blog, Louise Sherwin-Stark, CEO of Hachette Australia and the Chair of the Australian Reads Committee, invites Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading.
Learn more about how your school library can join Australia Reads ambassadors Peter Helliar, Dervla McTiernan and Will Kostakis (plus a stellar line up of amazing Australian authors) for live events on the 9 November 2020. Unique programs have been created for kids and teens - each of which you will be able to screen directly into your classroom or library. Happy reading!
Ten things we love about SCIS
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
Here at SCIS, our mission is to make our users’ life easier. Our data is designed to work seamlessly within your library management system, using high-quality data to build a brilliant user experience. To support your work, we also have the SCIS Data website – with a stack of nifty features that will improve your library catalogue and save you time and money. Read the SCIS Blog post Ten things we love about SCIS and make the most of your subscription.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING: Managing your library collection and catalogue
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
The SCIS team have created a free short course for new school library staff (and for those that would like a refresher). Focusing on collection curation and cataloguing, we will help you get started in organising the resource offerings of your library. Enjoy!
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.