VALA2020 Session 4 Chadwick

New values: supporting value-added data through the SCIS APIs

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 11:25 – 11:55

Ben Chadwick
  • Manager, Research and Information Services
  • Education Services Australia

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Until 2017 the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) used the library industry standards MARC-21 and z39.50 to transmit data to subscribers’ local school library systems. SCIS launched a new platform in July 2017 and a set of APIs in March 2018, for the first time offering alternative transmission options compliant with ubiquitous web standards. These developments enabled SCIS to add value to its data, remove impediments to access, support on-the-fly provision of metadata for online resources, and pave the way for further innovations around RDA. This paper describes the new SCIS online services and the factors driving them.


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