Metadata Unit

Metadata Unit Staff

Library Assistant 2, Metadata Assistant

Pamela Handley

Pam is responsible for performing data entry for metadata within the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). She performs online searches for digital content and reviews the accuracy of images and metadata as well as the quality of materials scanned internally and with vendors. She creates structural metadata and updates descriptive metadata for digital packages. She is responsible for reviewing digital images for privacy concerns. The UF Interim Library Facility (ILF), Room 144, Phone 352-273-2593.

Library Associate I, Metadata Specialist

Andrea Stich

Andrea is responsible for creating and improving metadata descriptions for the libraries’ digital collections. Her work is focused on digital projects primarily coming from the Smathers Libraries and also includes cooperative projects with partner departments and institutions. She handles electronic record creation in OCLC for digital projects, while also working with Alma and University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) records to ensure consistency and discoverability across each platform. The UF Interim Library Facility (ILF), Room 142, Phone 352-273-0367.

Library Associate II, Bilingual Metadata Specialist

Angie Soto

Angie is responsible for enhancing and creating bilingual (English/Spanish) metadata descriptions primarily for Spanish-language content in the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). She created the Bilingual Metadata Working Group to provide a more extensive, current, and broadly applicable Spanish-language authority file that robustly describes UFDC’s Latin American and Caribbean archives. To ensure efficiency of metadata creation, she creates streamlined workflows to ensure the interoperability of OCLC, ALMA, and UFDC. The UF Interim Library Facility (ILF), Room 148, Phone: 352-273-2748,

Metadata Librarian, Unit Head

Xiaoli Ma

Xiaoli leads the automation of metadata creation that leverages the latest technology, manages the Metadata Unit, coordinates legacy metadata cleanups, and supports the further development of the UFDC platform with expert knowledge of metadata-related functional requirements. The UF Interim Library Facility (ILF), Room 146, Phone: (352) 273-2542


General contact:

Xiaoli Ma
Head, Metadata Unit
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
Interim Library Facility, Room 146
4040 NE 49th Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32609