School Library Support
NEWS SEPTEMBER 2015 - SCIS SOFTWARE UPDATES REQUIRED FOR LIBRARY SYSTEMS
Education Services Australia have advised there are updates for SCIS Name Authority Files and Subject Authority Files software that schools are encouraged to download to their library systems.
The files are available from: http://scis.curriculum.edu.au/scisaf/
SCIS are also conducting a range of Professional Learning Webinars to support best use of the full range of SCIS services. Webinars include:
- Introduction to SCIS (FREE) Date: Thursday 29 October 2015, 3.00pm–4.00pm (AEST); and
- Downloading SCIS records ($25 per session) Date: Thursday 12 November 2014, 3.00pm–4.00pm (AEST)
For news on professional learning seminars and webinars go to;
Managing and resourcing school libraries
While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, tools and digital platform change as pedagogy and technology changes. Below are links for library officers to facilitate the best support and outcomes for teachers and students at their school.
SCIS: Schools Catalogue Information Service
SCIS is a national retrieval and cataloguing service for Australian and New Zealand schools. The SCIS service is owned by the nation's education authorities. All WA public schools have a centrally funded licence to SCIS Web to enable access to catalogue records. SCISWeb allows schools to download catalogue records from the SCIS database, an online database of over 1.3 million complete catalogue records for educational resources, including print resources, e-books, website records, sound recordings, video recordings, electronic resources and educational games. The SCISWeb Manual provides comprehensive information about all aspects of cataloguing resources.
SCIS provides the following arrangements for cataloguing physical resources
Campion Education provide two WA depot locations for SCIS cataloguing of school resources. Any WA SCIS subscriber can send or deliver resources clearly labelled with school name and marked ATTN: SCIS Cataloguer to one of the following locations;
Campion Education, Door 4, 7 Oxleigh Drive, Malaga WA 6090
Campion Education, 28-30 Kembla Way, Willetton WA 6155
You should notify email@example.com that you have sent or delivered items, and include a pre-paid courier or padded postal bag if you are not collecting the resources in person from Campion. Cataloguers will notify you by email when your resources are ready.