idealite0004.gifUSEFUL TIPS AND LINKS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR CATALOGUING

Some important rules before you start:
You can create a catalogue record from scratch using the information on the book Title page and Verso (back of the title page). Books are not catalogued using the cover information.
This is a complex process which uses international standards and guidelines and requires a team approach to ensure the consistant application of dewey numbers and headings.

To help you the School Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) allows you to copy all the record information you need.

WHAT IS SCIS?
Have you heard of SCIS?
If you haven't heard of SCIS (School Catalogue Information Service) or if you don't know how to use it, please contact your area School Library Adviser.
SCIS catalogues most print material including teaching resources and is also an excellent source of websites for kids.
SCIS is provided free of charge to all Schools and should contain a catalogue record for most books.
The National Library has provided a SCIS Cataloguing guide for you to use.

CATALOGUING WITH SCIS
Use the SCIS 'Create Order' option to scan a batch of books at a time.
Scan each book's isbn barcode with your barcode scanner, this will create a list of isbn numbers in the 'Create Order' file.
SCIS will match the barcodes with the records within its database.
All the matched records can then be copied directly into your library cataogue system.
The matched records include all the book author and title information as well as subject headings, notes and shelf classification.
Once loaded into your catalogue you can then adapt the record dewey numbers etc to suit your library collection.

For Books not found by using 'Create Order', try the following library catalogues and search for similar book records:

OTHER LIBRARY CATALOGUES TO TRY INCLUDE
SCIS OPAC via http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/scis/
This is the SCIS Catalogue.
A 'keyword' search using key words from the book title and the authors surname will usually do it.
Note: Remember you are looking for similar book records, you will have to adapt the record ISBN no. and other information to suit your copy.
SCIS OPAC also includes child friendly Catalogued Websites for you to download into your catalogue.

National Library Catalogue: http://nlnzcat.natlib.govt.nz/

University of Waikato Catalogue: http://waikato.lconz.ac.nz/
They have a large education library.

Christchurch Public Library: http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Kids/

Wellington Public Library: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/catalogue/

WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/
The International Library Catalogue.


DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system uses simple decimal notation to divide recorded knowledge into 10 main classes, 100 divisions and 1,000 sections.
**The Dewey Story** and lesson ideas.

Google Subject Directory provides Dewey Decimal Classification from their Kids and Teens website.

OCLC has a downloadable list of 10, 100 and 1,000 sections of **Dewey Summaries**.

OCLC Dewey Decimal free screen saver. Humorously illustrated, it's ideal for computers in K-12 (Kindergarden to yr 12) and public libraries.

Purchase a copy of the book - 'Abridged DDC and Relative Index', 14th Edition, 2004. ISBN 0910608733
from:
Abacus Educational Book Supply
Unit B
45 William Pickering
Albany
Auckland
Phone: 09 415 0630
Fax: 09 415 0631

**SCIS** provides the catalogue record and the DDC number.
You can also use SCIS OPAC via http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/scis/
to find titles of a similar topic and assign them the same Dewey number.
See also The other Catalogues listed above.

SUBJECT HEADINGS
A subject heading is internationally standardised or controlled vocabulary using approved headings in SCIS.
These are transferred with the rest of the book record during the SCIS process.
If you wish to copy catalogue from scratch you can check SCIS Subject Headings for the appropriate heading.
For example if cataloguing a book called 'Bugs' you are referred to the Subject Heading 'Insects'.
'Insects' is the Subject Heading term that is consistently used in any library catalgoue to find all books on 'Bugs'.

Other search words you think may be used like 'Bugs' or 'Creepy crawlies' can be typed into the Catalogue record Notes field or Keyword field.
Notes fields are particularly useful for collections of short stories or biographies. By entering the titles and names contained in a book of collected works, the book containing these can be located even if the information is not mentioned in the main title.

Maori Subject Headings are also available:
Search Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject Headings




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