SCIS Data offers subscribers the option to download collections of records from four resource providers. These collections are found on the SCIS Data Download screen, under the Collections tab.
- ClickView digital video library
- National Library of New Zealand – Topic Explorer
- World Book eBook Series
- National Library of New Zealand – EPIC Resources
- Wheelers ePlatform One
ClickView digital video library
SCIS creates records for digital videos produced or distributed by Clickview, an educational streaming service that supports specific curriculum objectives. ClickView provides SCIS with a monthly list of titles to catalogue, these are the ClickView Libraries Content Update digital videos.
Records are grouped into primary or secondary school resources. The first time you download ClickView records, choose the ‘Full’ file to get the complete collection of ClickView records catalogued by SCIS. From then on, you can download the monthly update batches as they become available.
ClickView Exchange videos are not included in these downloads. Records for ClickView exchange titles can be requested through the SCIS online cataloguing request system.
ClickView is a subscription-based service, so videos may not be accessible to all SCIS subscribers. Some educational jurisdictions have negotiated a bulk subscription for their schools. As the access URL (weblink) is unique for each school, you will need to add the link to your catalogue so students can acquire them seamlessly through your library management system.
National Library of New Zealand – Topic Explorer
New Zealand high-interest topics are websites created by the National Library of New Zealand. They provide information and links to over 140 topics considered of high interest to primary and secondary schools. While there is a focus on New Zealand-related topics, many of the websites listed are relevant to schools across the world.
By clicking on the Download link, you will see a list of all websites in the collection. You can pick and choose which records you wish to download for importing into your catalogue. These records are available to all SCIS subscribers. They offer a great and simple way to add value to your reference collection and, best of all, they are free.
National Library of New Zealand – EPIC Resources
EPIC resources are freely available to all New Zealand schools. The SCIS records for the available databases and their URLs can be downloaded for import into your catalogue.
World Book e-Book Series
The World Book eBook collection includes titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. SCIS catalogues all ebooks in the collection that have been published by World Book. Using the Download link, this collection of over 450 records can be viewed and downloaded into your library management system. World Book is a subscription-based service.
Wheelers ePlatform One
SCIS creates records for ebooks and digital audiobooks listed in Wheelers’ monthly blog post titled ePlatform One Shared Collections. The SCIS records are organised into collections of primary or high school ebooks and audiobooks, and again by country (United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia) to reflect the different collections distributed by Wheelers. These collections are updated monthly.
These collections do not reflect every ebook or audiobook title distributed by Wheelers, just the titles in ePlatform One Collections. The titles in these collections are available through other digital content platforms. Records for ebooks and audiobooks not in these collections can be requested through the SCIS online cataloguing request system.
As the access URL (weblink) each ebook or audiobook is unique to individual schools, you will need to edit the records to add the link so students can access them seamlessly through your library management system.
Further help articles:
How do I import SCIS records into my library management system? (You cannot use Z39.50 for collections importing)