New Generation SCIS

By Nigel Paull

Welcome to the first issue of Connections for 1998. The new look Connections reflects the culmination of many years of work on the SCIS service. In 1998 over 6,000 Australian schools are subscribing to the new SCISWeb and SCISCO downloading products. This 'coming of age' of SCIS is recognised by the new logo, and a review of the Connections newsletter. In this issue is a review sheet. Your feedback will directly influence the content, format and form of delivery of future Connections. We are particularly interested in your views on the place of Connections in the growing on line and Internet field. Please take the time to fill in and return the feedback sheet.

As well as further information on the new SCIS products, this issue also contains a farewell to Lance Deveson, who as manager of the SCIS Unit over the last seven years has made a significant contribution to the development of SCIS.

You might also like to check out the new look SCIS Website at

In what promises to be an exciting and interesting year as editor I would appreciate any feedback, suggestions for articles, or the location of terrific Internet sites you would like to share.

Nigel Paull

Nigel Paull