SCIS applies its regular selection standards to digital content it is considering for inclusion in the SCIS database.
SCIS looks favourably on:
- websites that are openly available and do not require a subscription
- websites that are published or recommended by an authoritative source
- websites where the content is high quality and recent
- websites that are accessible, usable and user-friendly.
SCIS may reject digital content on the basis of:
- poor quality content
- outdated content, including most websites about events that have passed
- content that is not relevant to pedagogy, teacher professional development, or curriculum
- content that is exclusively intended for the purpose of selling a commercial product.
Every fortnight, SCIS runs reports all records that contain a URL. Any URLs found to be incorrect are updated. If the URL cannot be corrected (for example, the website is no longer available), the record is removed.