Understanding SCIS records

In this one-hour introductory webinar, SCIS will provide an overview of SCIS records. We will discuss how the different aspects of cataloguing enhance resource discoverability, and how SCIS Data can be used to support your staff and students. Useful for school library staff that are not trained in cataloguing or would like a refresher on cataloguing, this webinar will help get you started on understanding the basics of SCIS records and how they can support effective search strategies for students.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Anatomy of a SCIS record
  • Enhanced content and curating collections (cover images)
  • Subject cataloguing and the importance of the subject search
  • How authority files enhance discoverability
  • The difference between Dewey and call numbers
  • Consistent series and genre headings


Understanding SCIS records is the second webinar in The Metadata SeriesThe Metadata Series will teach school library staff everything they need to know about the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) and cataloguing. Each of these unique webinars is a standalone session - attend just one webinar or all five sessions!

  1. Introduction to SCIS Data
  2. Understanding SCIS records
  3. Dewey and book numbers in SCIS  
  4. Subject Headings and Authorities in SCIS  
  5. MARC records in SCIS  


Can't make it to the session? A recording of the webinar will be emailed to all registered participants after it has been held.

Cancellation policy: Submission of the online booking form is considered a firm registration. All Terms & Conditions can be found here.

About the Instructors

Renate Beilharz

Cataloguing team leader, SCIS

Renate has worked for SCIS since 2018. A qualified teacher librarian, Renate worked in secondary school libraries for 20 years before teaching library and information services at Box Hill TAFE. She is passionate about ensuring that schools receive the quality data needed to empower information discovery for students.

AUS Eastern Daylight TimeFeb 22, 202102:00 PM
Location: Online
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USD $20.00
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