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
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
The newest member of the Serials Cataloging Unit, Beth moved to cataloging after doing extensive work for the FLARE project & Shared Collections from the summer of 2015 to Fall 2022. She is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and editing of various bibliographic and holdings records for myriad items to be entered into the FLARE collection, with an emphasis on serials. Beth has experience with several foreign language materials, including Spanish, French, Japanese, and Russian, among others. She is also a member of the Smathers Libraries' Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Committee, a role she has served in since November 2021. Originally a public school teacher, Beth earned her M.Ed. from the University of Florida in 2012 and continues to use this unique perspective to help further the unit's and the Libraries' goals. ILF Room 103, Phone 352-273-8400.
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
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