Search and Selection on the SCIS Catalogue

This webinar provides an overview of how SCIS can assist to provide a more effective library service to the school community. The following will be covered:

  • Components of a SCIS record, including descriptive fields and authority-controlled fields (subject and author headings)
  • How the SCIS Catalogue can be used to select educationally relevant and age-appropriate resources
  • Strategies for building a search, sorting and limiting search results, and selecting, emailing and printing records from the SCIS catalogue
  • How to find known items in the SCIS catalogue,including searching for books, DVDs, websites, and e-Books
  • How to use SCIS enriched content (Syndetics, LibraryThing for Libraries, and Google Books) to select and evaluate resources
  • Using SCIS subject authorities to identify preferred terms, and broader, narrower and related topics
  • Using SCIS name authorities to redirect a search from non-preferred names to authorised names

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

About the Instructors

Dr Ben Chadwick

Manager, SCIS

Ben has worked for SCIS since 2012, and has a professional interest in linked-data and vocabulary management. Ben has a PhD in Psychology and a Masters in Information Management.

Rachel Elliott

Director of Library Services, SCIS

Rachel has worked for SCIS since 2012, and has a professional interest in content curation and advocacy. Rachel has a Bachelors of Arts degree and is currently studying a Masters in Business Administration.

Cen. Australia Daylight TimeDec 30, 202002:00 PM
Location: Online
Remaining seats:
USD $20.00
USD $20.00
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