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Why SCIS prefers to catalogue with item in hand

By Doreen Sullivan

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

SCIS has a preference to catalogue from the original, and you may be puzzled as to why we encourage you to send your items in. SCIS’s preference for cataloguing resources that we can see or pick up lies in providing the most accurate record we can, which increases the likelihood of students and tea

From the desk of a SCIS cataloguer

By Mavis Heffernan

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

The SCIS cataloguing team regularly source, receive, and catalogue a range of print and electronic resources suitable for use in school libraries. Electronic resources include websites, apps, and ebooks, and are available for SCIS subscribers as easily downloadable files using the Special Order File

Demystifying barcodes

By Julie Styles

Issue 96, TERM 1 2016

As cataloguers, we understand that it can sometimes be difficult to match the exact resource you have in your hand to one of the 1.4 million records available in the SCIS catalogue. This article will look at the identifying numbers many resources are assigned, what they mean, and how each number can

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 93, Term 2 2015

ubscribers are downloading records by searching from within their Library Management System (LMS). This method is usually referred to as 'Z39.50', 'Z cataloguing', or 'Rapid Entry', and is made possible by the Z39.50 standard. Some of our most common customer service calls are about setting up or co

Let’s talk seriously about series

By Julie Styles

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

SCIS cataloguer Julie Styles explains the challenges of cataloguing items within series. Feedback received through SCIS workshops and surveys indicates that inconsistencies in series statements are an issue for many of our customers. It is also an issue for cataloguers, who love consistency. This ar

Consistency matters

By Mavis Heffernan

Issue 108, Term 1, 2019

SCIS cataloguer Mavis Heffernan looks at some factors that have affected consistency in SCIS records, from changes to cataloguing standards to inconsistencies among publishers. The SCIS database is well known for its high-quality catalogue records. We sometimes receive queries from SCIS subscribers

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 108, Term 1, 2019

Welcome to the first issue of Connections for 2019! Last November, SCIS welcomed Renate Beilharz as the new cataloguing team leader. Many of you will be familiar with Renate’s work in the field of cataloguing standards and education for the school library sector. We are very excited to have Renate w

Cataloguing standards: what you see is what you get

By Natasha Campbell

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

SCIS Cataloguing Officer Natasha Campbell writes about working with publishers and school library staff to create high quality, consistent catalogue records. It’s rare to have a day when we don’t receive a small parcel or large box of books delivered to one of the six Schools Catalogue Information S

What's so special about Special Order Files?

By Julie Styles, Nicole Richardson

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

SCIS subscribers looking to add digital content to their library collection have the option to download bulk records from the Special Order Files page. The Special Order Files page enables you to obtain quick access to batches of records for new digital resources, including websites, apps, e-books,

Taking the guesswork out of genre

By Brendan Eichholzer

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

/ED496343.pdf Education Services Australia. Guidelines to using SCIS Subject Headings 2015. [online] Available at: http://www2.curriculum.edu.au/scis/cataloguing_standards.html Image credits Genre identifiers in use. Photography by Laura Armstrong. CC-BY-NC-SA.

Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT): Read all over

By Les Kneebone

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

ndard, again providing a common vocabulary link between the standards and resource that may support their objectives. ScOT and MARC: Machine-Readable Cataloguing ScOT is no stranger to the SCIS database and has been used within SCIS cataloguing standards for about seven years. However the mechanism

The lowdown on authorities and authority files

By Doreen Sullivan

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

You’ve probably heard the term ‘authority files’ used in 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

From the desk of a cataloguer

By Julie Styles

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

ubscribers, and to facilitate this we have fostered relationships with many Australian publishers, both large and small, who send resources to us for cataloguing before they are available for sale. We run regular reports to see which ISBNs being entered into the ‘Order details’ page of SCISWeb are c

The relationship between SCIS Subject Headings and ScOT

By Les Kneebone

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

SHL)(1) and Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT)(2) when adding resources to the SCIS database. ScOT is a relatively later addition to the SCIS arsenal of cataloguing tools, introduced and explained in Connections Issue 60(3). This article evaluates this two-vocabulary approach with a view to distinguish

New and revised subject headings

By Cataloguing team, SCIS

Issue 108, Term 1, 2019

Below is an overview of the new and revised subject headings approved by the SCIS Information Services Standards Committee in 2018. New headings HASS educationUse for works of, or works about education in the humanities and social sciences in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Use for the te

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 109, Term 2 2019

to accurately record names and terms with diacritics 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

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

have also been on the road with SCIS workshops in Mandurah, Fremantle and Sydney. In Term 2 we ran a brand new webinar, ‘Understanding SCIS records’. Cataloguing Team Leader Renate Beilharz explained the anatomy of a SCIS record, and discussed subject cataloguing, the importance of the subject searc

New and revised subject headings

By Cataloguing team, SCIS

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Below is an overview of the new and revised subject headings approved by the SCIS Information Services Standards Committee in 2019. New headings Fake news Use for works on and about disinformation in print and online media that are deliberately written to attract and mislead readers by exploiting en

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

2019 is racing along — welcome to Issue 111 of Connections! SCIS Data as a selection tool Many of you are now using either Z39.50 or the SCIS API to import records from SCIS Data into your library management systems. This seamless and efficient workflow has many benefits for users. SCIS also provide

SCIS is more

By Carmen Eastman

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

nce only’ authority files, as this will give them all of the ‘see’, and ‘see also’ references to link their records together. If you do some original cataloguing in your library, such as for a vertical file or for locally produced material, then you may wish to download the full authority files. The