SCIS can catalogue language materials in non-western scripts, such as Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, etc. To do this, we need to examine the actual characters/script used to create accurate records for items. We strongly prefer that these items be sent to SCIS for examination and entered in our online Cat Request system like any other shipment.
If you cannot send items to a depot, submit an online request with as much information as possible about the resource.
- If you are not able to translate the title, you can enter the phrase: Title in [language]
- Add a summary in the Additional Information field if possible.
- Attach readable images of the title page and publishing history (copyright) page to the online request. Alternatively, make a note that readable photocopies of these pages are being posted to our Melbourne Office.
SCIS cataloguers may contact you for further information if required. Please note that items without an ISBN may not have enough available metadata for cataloguers to create a quality record.