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SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

SCIS has always sought feedback from subscribers, most recently through a handful of surveys. These are not hollow exercises: the aim is to better understand the needs of our subscribers and to provide solutions where possible. I want to overview a few ‘research projects’ we have undertaken lately,

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

elbourne, Adelaide, and Christchurch, and as usual, have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and catching up with our subscribers. August also saw a series of SCIS webinars – our third for the year. We're not slowing down towards the end of this year though; we'll be hosting further workshops in Adelaide on

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 96, TERM 1 2016

age, one thing is clear to me: C.S. Lewis is referring to the importance of cataloguing rules. It is through the consistent application of rules that SCIS is able to make some amazing properties of educational resources visible in your catalogue. Ultimately, that means helping your students to exper

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 94, Term 3 2015

Professional learning In May SCIS spent a delightful week with some of our Queensland subscribers. Many thanks to: Albany Creek High School, the O'Shea Centre, and Assisi Catholic College for hosting our professional learning workshops. If you missed out and would like to attend another Queensland s

SCIS is more

By Pru Mitchell

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

rce Description and Access (RDA), has been delayed until 2015. This means that the GMD and the 260 publication field will continue to be delivered in SCIS records as well as the new RDA fields of content type, media type and carrier type. To understand more about the changes and the difference betwe

New and revised subject headings

By Soula Kipos

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

This is a summary of new and revised SCIS subject headings implemented in June 2014.In this list the headings are marked with:* Existing allowed headings which have been updated with changes to references or notesA Headings which were previously USE references but are now headings in their own right

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

nnections editor, for another sterling effort and wonderful end-product. You Say Goodbye, I say Hello There have been some significant changes in the SCIS camp since Connections 90. Perhaps the most obvious one is the departure of Pru Mitchell as SCIS Manager. Who could possibly replace Pru, a veter

Subject headings update

By Les Kneebone

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

Where to find summary lists of subject heading revisions A summary list of new and revised subject headings is available from the SCIS website. Readers should note that we will not list detailed changes in Connections as was done previously. Consult the SCIS website for recent changes and an archive

SCIS is more

By Dr Ben Chadwick

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

Welcome to Connections 99.Every year during September and October, SCIS sends out subscription renewals to all schools not covered by a bulk licence arrangement. If you are not on a bulk-deal arrangement and have not yet received your invoice, please ensure your administrators know it will be coming

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

butions by Jennie Bales and Lucas Maxwell on the fundamental topics of professional learning and collaboration. We’ve also harnessed the powers of ex-SCIS manager and Connections founder Lance Deveson to peer into the past.Talking about superheroes, it is with regret that we say goodbye to a few SCI

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 101, Term 2 2017

rt reminds us that we need to come back to our user’s basic needs: a quiet and comforting space to spend time with friends and discover great stories.SCIS is also showing initiative in this ever-changing digital era. When SCIS was founded (as ASCIS) in 1984, I was busy running around the playground

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

Change is the only constant. In last issue’s ‘SCIS is more’, I mentioned some of the features in the new SCIS website due for release in late 2017. We’ve made a lot of progress and every day is exciting as we see it come together. The SCIS preferences settings you are used to will see some changes i

A note from the editor

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

Welcome to Connections 103! There have been lots of exciting changes at SCIS recently: after several standards changes to help make your life easier, we have just launched our new, modern, innovative and user-friendly platform, SCIS Data. And as part of our promise to bring you a more beautiful and

SCIS is more

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 103, Term 4 2017

This is my last ‘SCIS is more’ as SCIS Manager. By the time you read this, I will be in a new and exciting role at ESA as Manager of Research and Information Services. We welcome Caroline Ramsden to the role of SCIS Manager. Caroline arrives at SCIS with extensive experience in library information s

SCIS a resource selection aid

By Nicole Richardson

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

While SCIS’s key business is providing catalogue records, the SCIS catalogue is also a fantastic tool to help you find new resources for your school library. Nicole Richardson shares how to do this. When a teacher approaches you about finding resources for their upcoming unit, where is the first pla

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

In the last issue of Connections, we highlighted some of the features of our new website, SCIS Data. We have been busy since then, fine-tuning the site, and have enabled some additional functionality in close collaboration with library system vendors. Record preferences In your school’s SCIS profile

How are you using SCIS?

By Ben Chadwick

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

We collect quite a few statistics at SCIS. Besides enabling us to remain accountable within our broader organisation, our statistics inform our cataloguing practices, and help us seek out new services or make improvements to our current operations. For example, our search logs may show us that there

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

As part of a SCIS subscription, libraries can request cataloguing for materials that they have not been able to locate a record for in SCIS Data. For our cataloguers to create the best quality record for you, we recommend that you send the items that you want catalogued to your closest SCIS depot. W

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

or 2018. We have another exciting and busy year ahead of us — and it has already started. By the time you read this, we will have completed the first SCIS webinar for the year, with more scheduled. We are also hosting workshops in Perth and Melbourne in Term 1. For details and registrations, visit t

Why SCIS prefers to catalogue with item in hand

By Doreen Sullivan

Issue 98, Term 3 2016

So you have an item you’d like catalogued — maybe it’s a book complete with an ISBN. That makes it easy to track down information for it, so SCIS should be able to catalogue it without seeing the physical item or digital file, surely? But SCIS has a preference to catalogue from the original, and you

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