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SCIS asks consultation 2012


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SCIS consultation workshop in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 December 2012 engaged SCIS and its partners in discussion about future priorities in support of school libraries. These slides include an overview of Education Services Australia and the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) as well as the agenda for the workshop.

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SCIS asks consultation 2012

  1. 1. Education Services AustraliaSCIS ConsultationTuesday 4 December 2012
  2. 2. WelcomeVictoria Johnson, General Manager Program Delivery Education Services Australia We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the people of the Kulin Nation. We also pay respect to the Elders both past and present. Spiral, Rena Voronoff, 2007 Photo by Michael Jongen
  3. 3. Agenda9.00 am Welcome9.10am SCIS update and consultation goals9.15am Strategic directions for school libraries9.45am Resource Description and Access11.00 am Morning tea break11.30 am Subject access looking forward12.15pm Integrating digital collections12.50 pm Summing up1.00 pm Close
  4. 4. Education Services Australia• a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian ministers with responsibility for education• established in 2010 through the merger of Curriculum Corporation and• established to support the delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education• Ministers’ priorities outlined in the Letter of Expectation and Company Objects• reports to Ministers through the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC).
  5. 5. Education Services Australia• develops innovative technology systems• provides curriculum, assessment and professional, support; career and information services• manages national and client projects• facilitates sharing and distribution of knowledge, resources and services to support e-learning• supports the national infrastructure to ensure access to quality-assured systems and content and interoperability• creates and publishes curriculum and assessment materials and ICT-based solutions, products and services.
  6. 6. Projects and Services 2012-13• SCSEEC funded national services – eg myfuture, the National Digital Learning Resources Network• National architecture projects – eg for ACARA, AITSL, ACECQA , ASQA and SCSEEC• VET sector projects – eg for the Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG)• DEEWR-funded projects – eg Supporting the Australian Curriculum Online, myskills, ICTF Innovation Fund• Jurisdiction-funded projects – eg NotSchool• Ongoing ESA services – eg SCIS and ScOT• Other clients – eg Australian Tax Office
  7. 7. National School Architecture AITSL ACARA Quality Teaching Curriculum Leadership Assessment National Reporting Professional Standards ESA Digital learning resources Teacher support resources National technology systems National projects & services Client projects &services
  8. 8. Supporting the AustralianCurriculum Online (SACOL) $41.2 million project announced by Minister Garrett in September 2011 to support teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: • procuring digital student resources and teacher support materials • supporting flexible language learning for Chinese Mandarin • enhancing and future-proofing the national
  9. 9. SCIS update Pru Mitchell, SCIS Manager • Products Education-specific MARC records for resources in Australian & New Zealand schools, incl SCIS Subject Headings List subject vocabulary • Services Customer support, Connections journal, social media channels Professional learning
  10. 10. State of SCIS• 8 million SCIS records downloaded p.a. plus 1,000+ users accessing via Z39.50• 1.5 million bibliographic records • 10,000+ records for educational websites • 7,000+ records for e-books• 525,000 authority records• 230,000 records with ScOT termsAdded at a rate of 48,000 items p.a 1 July 2012 statistics
  11. 11. ESA SCIS Cataloguer QLDESA ESA SCISSCIS Cataloguersoffice New Vic Zealand SCIS Database NSWALS Dept of Education(SA) and Training WA Dept of Education
  12. 12. Consultation goals • Making maximum use of time/expertise of key partners/representatives • Collecting discussion and issues electronically • Providing basis of wider consultation 2013
  13. 13. Contributing Wireless Google form: [] Blog: Twitter: #scisasks @schoolscatinfo
  14. 14. Strategic directions How will education libraries best serve their communities in 2015 Judy O’Connell Course Director (Teacher Librarianship) School of Information Studies Faculty of Education Charles Sturt University
  15. 15. Discussion1. How will SCIS best serve schools in 2015?2. How will technology service providers best serve schools in 2015?3. How will content providers best serve schools in 2015?
  16. 16. RDA:Resource Description and Access Renate Beilharz, Teacher Library and Information Studies, Box Hill Institute
  17. 17. ISSC RDA recommendations Pam Kadow, SCIS Cataloguing Team Leader Education Services Australia • Christine Hyne, NSW Department of Education • Bev Blackwell & Tina Hoyland, WA Dept of Education • Mary Gough & Ann Duncan, ESA cataloguers
  18. 18. New MARC21 fields 264 Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice SCIS will continue to use 260 for the foreseeable future and may elect to use the 264 field ie both need to be allowed for
  19. 19. Types336 Content Type Media Type Carrier Type Descriptors to be taken from the RDA Toolkit list (See page 3)
  20. 20. Characteristics344 Sound Characteristics SCIS may implement as need arises345 Projection Characteristics of Moving Image SCIS may implement as need arises346 Video Characteristics SCIS may implement as need arises347 Digital Characteristics SCIS will implement
  21. 21. Grappling with GMD MARC21 elements no longer used 245 $h [GMD] Following consultation SCIS proposes to continue to include GMD for a short term (initially 12 months). Library systems may wish to strip this data Mapping from GMD to 336, 337, 338 is not feasible
  22. 22. Field lengths SCIS will implement RDA guideline that bibliographic information to be transcribed as it appears on the item, without abbreviations, etc 250 $a 2nd edition 260 $a Washington, District of Columbia $b 300 $a 44 pages : $b colour illustrations. Library systems with fixed length fields may need to allow for an increased number of characters
  23. 23. Timeline SCIS intends to stay as closely aligned to Libraries Australia’s implementation dates as possible, ie 31 March 2013. SCIS will not be changing bibliographic records retrospectively*, so library systems will need to be able to cope with both AACR2 and RDA for the foreseeable future. * Bible and Qur’an uniform titles global change mid 2013
  24. 24. SCIS subject headings • Rationale • Reference structures • Getting the message out about value of authority files • Updates and usability of authority files • Future
  25. 25. ScOT in SCIS project “Schools of the future will most likely move to unified discovery systems which will make a standardised approach to resource subject description very desirable for schools – keyword searching is rapidly becoming the pre-eminent means of resource retrieval” ScOT in SCIS project, 2006
  26. 26. Discussion How can school library systems realise the benefits of ScOT for curriculum alignment, multilingual subject access and search? Option 1 Transition from use of SCIS subject headings to ScOT terms Option 2 Manage and display both SCIS subject headings AND ScOT terms in a meaningful way for users
  27. 27. Integrating digital collectionsa consistent experience for staff, students, parents and communitiesaccess anytime, anywhere, by those who need the informationan authoritative source for each item of informationa capability for self-service MCEETYA 2003
  28. 28. Discussion points What is the experience for your users in accessing and linking to digital content? What is the workflow experience for cataloguing and linking digital resources? What priorities should SCIS consider in cataloguing digital content?