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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We encourage customers to print up SCIS OPAC FAQs located at <http://www.curriculum.edu.au/scis/manuals/ faq.htm >. These FAQs contain valuable information to enhance your search strategies when searching in SCIS OPAC. For example, if you have set Limits in SCIS OPAC to refine your search, it is important to know that these limits apply in all search types except Heading. If you require further assistance with searching in SCIS OPAC please contact SCIS Customer Support staff who will assist you.

Checking call numbers of downloaded records

Sometimes SCIS customer support staff receive calls from customers requiring explanations for the assigning of Dewey Decimal Classification numbers to particular resources by the SCIS cataloguers. Resources about fairy tales are deemed to belong in the non-fiction area of the library and are assigned a Dewey number. Biographies is another resource area that is often queried. SCIS cataloguers correctly assign call numbers to resources related to the subject of the person's area of expertise or importance. Teacher Librarians who prefer to keep all biographies at the same Dewey number would need to change the call number for these resources.

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