School library services

School Catalogue Information Services (SCIS) logo. Links to the SCIS website. The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) is an online national service developed and managed by Education Services Australia (ESA) since 1999. It supports school libraries in Australia and New Zealand and reduces costs of library cataloguing.

The SCIS database contains more than 1.3 million catalogue records of educational materials including digital and multimedia resources, books and websites. SCIS produces school-specific library catalogue records for digital curriculum resources for download to school library systems. Up to 2,000 schools log on to SCIS each day and 8.6 million records are downloaded from the SCIS library service by over 9,000 school libraries each year.

SCIS distributes Connections , a free quarterly newsletter to schools in Australia. Connections assists library staff to keep up to date with the latest in information services and information communication technologies.

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