Responsibilities by Staff Members

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Please consult the list below to determine which staff to contact in the Resource Description Services Department to address particular problems or issues.

Affiliate Libraries: Greg Allen

Authorities: Nathan St. Croix, University of Florida NACO Coordinator

  • Ex: You find a cross-reference in the catalog that leads nowhere; you find records for works by J.D. Salinger under Salinger, J.D. … and under Salinger, Jerome David … in the library catalog.

FLARE TransfersCatalog Problems

Government Documents records:  Jody Hewitt

  • Ex.: The year is wrong in the record.
  • Ex.: I can’t find the print record for this government document

Health Science Center Library cataloging: Greg Allen

Miscataloged materials and other cataloging related issues: Catalog Problems

  • Ex: All the other volumes in this series are classed together, but this one’s classed separately.
  • Ex.: The Alma record for a book has no subject headings at all.
  • Ex.: A book has been given a QA call number, but you’re sure it should be QC.

Serials Added Volumes:

Serial title changes: Nathan St. Croix

New materials (not yet cataloged; not gifts): Catalog Problems

  • Ex: You find a book in someone’s office that is owned by the library but is uncataloged or you decide an uncataloged foreign document should be cataloged.

Post-cataloging & Alma Problems: Catalog Problems

  • Ex: You have a book to be withdrawn, transferred, or reclassified from Dewey to LC; you have a book with an unlinked item record.
  • Ex.: There is a typo in the title on Alma.
  • Ex.: You can’t find the record for a cataloged book on Alma.

Processing & Labeling Problems: Sam Fraleigh

  • Ex.: You find a book whose label has fallen off.
  • Ex.: The book belongs in LAC, but does not have a + above the call number.

Rush Requests: Sam Fraleigh

  • Ex: A patron asks you about the Rush Request he turned in previously.

UFDC Records: Xiaoli Ma

  • Ex: The date of the interview is wrong; I need to ask someone to correct it. 
  • Ex: I was told I can find this newspaper on UFDC, but I cannot. Can someone help me? 

Have a question for someone in the Acquisitions & Collections Services DepartmentGovernment Documents Cataloging Unit, or the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE)? Contact information can be found on their sites.