Copy Cataloging Unit

The Copy Cataloging Unit, formerly the Branch Cataloging Unit, consists of four staff and several student assistants and part-time OPS employees.The unit is primarily responsible for copy cataloging of library materials in a variety of formats and in most languages for many of the Libraries’ larger on-campus collections. These include the collections housed at the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Marston Science Library, Health Sciences Center Library, Education Library, and Library West.The unit handles the physical processing of most of the outgoing material from the department. It also participates in special projects with other units at the departmental, divisional, and library levels.In recent years the unit has worked closely with the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department to develop a number of innovative steps that help to ensure the quality of bibliographic records received from WorldCat Cataloging Partners service and increase the throughput time for shelf-ready, domestic firm, and approval material.

Copy Cataloging Unit Staff

Library Assistant 3

Ilana Abend-David

Ilana is responsible for all levels and most formats of monographic copy. She works with problem shelf-ready material and participates in the review of CatQC reports generated from MARC shelf-ready files. She is also responsible for rushes and virtual bookplates on a monthly rotation with other staff. Ilana handles much of the Judaica-related materials for the department. Room 410, Phone 352-273-2712

Library Associate 1

Sam Fraleigh

Sam is responsible for all levels and most formats of monographic copy. He works with problem shelf-ready material and participates in the review of CatQC reports generated from MARC shelf-ready files. He is also responsible for rushes and virtual bookplates on a monthly rotation with other staff. Sam, with the unit head, is responsible for coordinating activities in the Physical Processing Area, including supervision of student assistants and approving time. He handles most problems related to physical processing. Room 400, Phone 352-273-2716

Library Assistant 3

Satoko Someya

Sato contributes records for all levels and most formats of monographic copy. She reviews CatQC reports for shelf-ready materials. She also handles virtual bookplate and rush requests. She catalogs many of the Chinese-Japanese-Korean (CJK) materials for the department. Room 405, Phone 352-273-2667


General contact:

Dave Van Kleeck
Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117004
1508 Union Road, Room 406
Gainesville, FL 32611-7004
PHONE: (352) 273-2863