Serials Cataloging Unit

While the Serials Cataloging Unit is a cataloging unit under the Shared Collections and Storage Department, they maintain a strong relationship with the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department as they are responsible for all serials cataloging and serials maintenance for the University of Florida and the FLorida Academic REpository (FLARE). The unit consists of three staff members who catalog serials plus any materials going into FLARE that were not transferred from UF. They also oversee any problems with materials received by FLARE that does not meet their minimum cataloging requirements. Beyond UF, the unit members all contribute to the CONSER program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and maintain standards set forth by the International Standard Serials Number International Centre (ISSN), often contributing error reports and submitting authority records. At UF the unit is heavily involved with the cataloging serials, particularly newspapers, which are being digitized by the Digital Support Services (DSS) Department.

Serials Cataloging Unit Staff

Senior Library Technical Assistant

Michael Todd Chisholm

Todd is responsible for check-in and processing of all incoming serials to UF that are printed annually or more often. He catalogs more frequently published serials when the need arises and handles the linking of analytics for UF and FLARE. He contributes some original records for CONSER, particularly UF publications and graphic novels, and undertakes special projects on a regular basis. ILF Room 103, Phone 352-273-2713

Library Associate 1

Nathan St. Croix

Nathan is responsible for overseeing all cataloging for FLARE, regardless of format. He also maintains the JRNL (Journal Retention and Needs Listing) database so that other cooperative sharing programs can fill in gaps in our holdings or request duplicates from FLARE to fill gaps in their collections. Nathan also catalogs all of the Cyrillic monographs for UF and works on special projects as needed. He obtained an MS in Information with a Certificate for Information Leadership and Management from Florida State University in 2017. ILF, Phone 352-273-2621

Library Coordinator 1, Unit Head

William C. (Hank) Young

Hank came from a public services background, but has been cataloging in academic, public, military, and corporate libraries since 1986. Hank began working for UF in 2002 and has been the head of the Serials Cataloging Unit since 2016, shortly before the unit was moved from the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department to the Shared Collections and Storage Department. He has a BS in Chemistry and General Mathematics from Berry College and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His areas of expertise are the STEM fields. He oversees all cataloging for the unit, contributing most of the original records for both UF, FLARE, and Digital Support Services. He contributes to many national and statewide cataloging programs, and is the past-chair of the statewide Metadata Quality Control Subcommittee and is the current chair of the Superuser Task Group. ILF Room 103, Phone 352-273-2733


General contact:

Hank Young
Library Coordinator 1, Unit Head
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
Interim Library Facility
4040 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
PHONE: (352) 273-2733