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Library catalogues and the World Wide Web: it takes two to tango

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

Library catalogues have traditionally been the access point between the library user and the collection. Broadly speaking, the general function of the library catalogue is to allow the user to successfully find, identify, select and obtain resources (Tillett 2004). While these are still the main fu

Looking back: school library catalogues and the online revolution

By Lance Deveson

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

I was delighted to receive an invitation from the current Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) team at Education Services Australia (ESA) to reflect on and write about the early days of teacher librarianship, SCIS and Connections . As the SCIS manager in the early 1990s, my staff and I cam

Diversity audits and catalogue records

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 128, Term 1 2024

Snapshot This article explores the value and the challenges of undertaking a diversity audit of a school’s collection. Diversity audits are critical for ensuring that library collections represent a wide range of perspectives and voices. However, traditional school library catalogue data, like Sc

New and revised subject headings

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

New headings Biomimicry Use for works on the imitation of nature in manufacture and design. Cryptocurrencies Use for works on currencies that use cryptography to secure and verify transactions and to control the creation of new currency units. Computational thinking Use for works on pro

New and revised subject headings

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

The following changes to the SCIS Subject Headings List were approved by the SCIS Standards Committee November 2021 – October 2022. For more information on subject headings and your library, see our blog article . New Headings Academic writing Scope note: Use for works on nonfiction as par

New and revised SCIS subject headings

By Renate Beilharz

Issue 128, Term 1 2024

The following changes to SCIS Subject Headings List were approved by the SCIS Standards Committee November 2022 – October 2023. Key BT – Broader term NT – Narrower term RT – Related term UF – Used for SN – Scope note SEN – Special example note In – Indexing note

Graphic novels and manga selection: 101

By Michael Earp

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

Graphic novels and manga have been areas of exponential growth for us at The Little Bookroom . We may be the world’s oldest children’s bookshop, but that doesn’t mean we can’t move with the times! Before the pandemic hit, we had a small collection of our favourite  hand-picked graphic novels as

Reading Australia

By Josephine Johnston

Issue 128, Term 1 2024

As we start the new year with some new resolutions and the all-important goal to read more books, it is also timely to think of how we can encourage young Australians to read more Australian stories. We all know the benefits of reading – it makes us happier, healthier, financially secure and mo

The Great Aussie Book Count 2021-22

By Michelle Harvey

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

We would like to thank everyone who participated in last year’s ELR School Library Survey. We were thrilled to receive results from over 300 schools across the country: an outcome that is truly appreciated during another challenging year. The ELR School Library Survey is conducted each year by Ed

Unique libraries: The School of St Jude in Tanzania

By Rebecca Hansford

Issue 119, Term 4 2021

The School of St Jude is a unique school that is home to three unique libraries. St Jude’s is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The school provides 1,800 bright students from poor backgrounds with free, quality education. Established in 2002 with just three students, St Jude’s now stretches across thr