Serials Cataloging Unit

The Serials Cataloging Unit is 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 do not meet their minimum cataloging requirements. Beyond UF, the unit members all contribute to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and maintain standards set forth by the International Standard Serials Number (ISSN) International Centre, often contributing error reports, and submitting authority records to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) Name Authority File (NAF). At UF the unit is heavily involved with the cataloging of 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 2, Head, Serials Cataloging Unit

Nathan St. Croix, MSI

Nathan is responsible for overseeing the Serials Cataloging Unit and handles cataloging for both UF and FLARE, regardless of format. He catalogs serials, including newspapers, being digitized for ingestion into the UFDC collections. Nathan also catalogs Cyrillic monographs for UF and works on special projects as needed, including participation in groups or committees with the goal of improving the metadata quality in Alma. He obtained an MS in Information with a Certificate for Information Leadership and Management from Florida State University in 2017. ILF Room 104, Phone 352-273-2621

Library Associate 1

Ellie Townsend

Ellie has been with the Resource Description Services Department since October 2022. She moved to the Serials Cataloging Unit in October 2023 after spending a year with the Copy Cataloging Unit. She is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and editing of various bibliographic, holding, and item records for serials to be entered into the UF and FLARE collections. She routinely performs maintenance on monographic records for UF’s Named Collections, and occasionally derives electronic records for digitized materials. Ellie is also a member of the Smathers Libraries' Winter Celebration Committee. She first came to the Libraries in May 2022 as a project assistant for the CLIR “Film on a Boat” grant project in Conservation and Preservation. Interim Library Facility 103 (352) 273-2514

General contact:

Nathan St.Croix
Head, Serials Cataloging Unit
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
Interim Library Facility
4040 NE 49th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
PHONE: (352) 273-2621