SCIS Standards Amendment

By Ellen Paxton

At a recent meeting held between members of the SCIS cataloguing agencies it was decided that a special book number ABL would be assigned to materials about Australian Aborigines whose book number would normally be ABO.

The change is a response to concerns raised by teachers and members of the Aboriginal community that the ABO abbreviation is demeaning and degrading.

Existing SCIS records affected by this decision will be altered.

Ellen Paxton

Ellen Paxton

Cataloguing Coordinator