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The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) creates high quality, consistent catalogue records for school libraries. With quick and easy download, SCIS makes cataloguing simple.

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Latest news

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.

Libraries, the heart of the school

Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Caroline Hartley, SCIS Manager, has contributed an article to the Australian College of Educators (ACE) latest edition of Professional Educator. The article explores how school libraries are reinventing themselves as contemporary places of connection, collaboration and content creation. Read the article on the SCIS Blog

Acknowledging Indigenous communities and culture in SCIS Data

Mon, 01 Jun 2020

SCIS cataloguing standards recognise the rich and special nature of indigenous communities in society. As an Australian and New Zealand focussed database, we have some unique cataloguing standards that recognise the Māori and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in our database. Learn more in our latest SCIS Blog post. 

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.

Robert George
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.

Caroline Roche
Librarian
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.

Kay Oddone
Teacher Librarian
Queensland, Australia

Library management systems

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.

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University and TAFE educators

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.

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Publishers and content providers

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.

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