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SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

Welcome to issue 107 of Connections! Authorities Authorities are a very important part of SCIS record creation. Libraries that subscribe to SCIS authorities can download the SCIS Authority Files, and import them to use in their catalogues. An authority record is the authorised form of a heading, and

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

itics in SCIS Data. You can read more about diacritics and SCIS records in the SCIS blog post by SCIS cataloguing team leader Renate Beilharz. Series authorities Another big improvement, which came out towards the end of last year, was the SCIS Series Authority Files. This allows for titles that are

From the desk of a cataloguer

By Julie Styles

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

resources under the subject heading School field trips. There will be no way for users to discover them without manually adding a note to the subject authorities directing students to search under School field trips as well.Below is a short list of SCIS Subject Headings and their Library of Congress

The relationship between SCIS Subject Headings and ScOT

By Les Kneebone

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

s are a reflection of actual names stored in a bibliographic database, rather than a predetermined list that constrains which names may be used. Name authorities improve retrieval by ensuring that all works about a given person, corporation, or meeting are clustered around the exact same name, makin

The lowdown on authorities and authority files

By Doreen Sullivan

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

n reference to cataloguing. You might know that they have nothing to do with the long arm of the law, but that’s about it. Or maybe you do know about authorities, but suspect they are something arcane best left to a secret enclave of cataloguers.If you do belong to a secret enclave of cataloguers, y

SCIS is more

By Carmen Eastman

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

download the full authority files. Then when you assign SCIS headings to the new records that you are creating, you can verify them against the SCIS authorities. This will ensure that the headings you add are consistent with the headings in the records that you are importing from SCIS. Not sure whe

SCIS is more

By Caroline Hartley

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Welcome to the first issue of Connections for 2021. We are excited to be back for a new school year, and we look forward to engaging with you at upcoming events, via our social media channels and term newsletters, and through our new SCIS Data user surveys. Our strategic priorities for 2021 include