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Digital Services (DLC)
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.846.3702

About Digital Services

Physical Location:

Digital Services is located off campus. We recommend an appointment to ensure our experts are available for consultation. Please call (352) 273-2900.

Mailing Address:

Digital Services
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA


8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.


352.273-2900 (voice)
352.846.3702 (fax)



Digital Services Staff

, 352.273.2900

UF Institutional Repository (IR) & Theses and Dissertations Program

Christy Shorey, Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Coordinator and Institutional Repository (IR) Manager, 352.273.2831

Digital Library Center (DLC)

Laura Perry, Digital Production Manager, 352.273.2911

Will Canova, Digital Newspaper Projects Coordinator, 352.273.2905

Kendra Carter, Bibliographic Control Unit, 352.273.2834


Jane Pen, Metadata & Quality Control Coordinator, 352.273.2912

Randall Renner, Legacy Formats (AV) Coordinator, 352.273.2903

Traveler Wendell, Main Imaging Queue Coordinator, 352.273.2909

Jimmy Barnett, Digital Imaging Assistant, 352.273.2915

Danielle Fasig, Digital Imaging Assistant, 352.273.2901




Jimmy Barnett, Digital Imaging Assistant, 352.273.2915

Jimmy Barnett holds a BFA in Printmaking from UF, a background well suited to understanding the issues of color, paper and other aspects of text-based materials presented for digitization. He assists Traveler Wendell in managing the Main Imaging Queue and provides training for student and temporary staff.


Will Canova, Digital Newspaper Projects Coordinator, 352.273.2905

Will Canova holds a BA in English from UF. From his years working in the former Preservation Department, where he managed the microfilm unit, Will made a natural transition to leading the newspaper digitization unit in the DLC. He is responsible for both the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) and the Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library (CNDL). Will is the primary contact for publishers interested in participating in these programs. He also manages and trains student and temporary staff in harvesting of born digital newspapers and digitization of print newspapers.


Kendra Carter, Bibliographic Control Unit, 352.273.2834

From an extensive background in the former Preservation Dept., where she managed serials binding, Kendra brings her knowledge of the Aleph ILS and serials cataloging to bibliographic metadata. Managing the Bibliographic Control Unit in the DLC, Kendra receives analog and born digital content for metadata review and ingest as well as copyright review at project inception, then assures completion of the digitization process through a final review and decision to make digital content public.


Danielle Fasig, Large Format Imaging, 352.273.2901

Danielle received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Danielle comes from a background in special collections with past experience working in archives, museums, and libraries. She is responsible for the digitization of large format materials.


Jane Pen, Metadata & Quality Control Coordinator, 352.273.2912

Jane received her BA in Library Science from Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan and her AS in computer information at Santa Fe Community College. Jane brings a wealth of library experience from all aspects of traditional and digital library operations. Before coming to the Digital Library Center, Jane spent three years handling all aspects of library operations at the Library of Nuclear Engineering Department at Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan; eight years as a cataloger at Follett Library Resources in Illinois; one year conducting reference service and computer lab assistance at Schaumburg High School in Illinois; and four years as patron services in Florida’s Alachua County Library System. At the Digital Library Center, Jane oversees the Quality Control Unit to ensure the quality, consistency, and completeness of non-newspaper digital products, including textual, visual, and metadata contents.


Randall Renner, Legacy Formats (AV) Cocordinator, 352.273.2903

Randall Renner holds an MFA in Creative Photography, focusing on the intersections of traditional and digital photography. Before coming to the Digital Library Center in 2002, Randall taught college level courses on computer art and montage, mixed media studio classes, black and white photography, training seminars on various computer applications, and worked as a photographer, photographing rare books, artwork, and 3-D models in a studio environment and on location. He supervises the production units in the Digital Library Center.


Nelda Schwartz, volunteer (retired from Ingest & Tracking Production Manager), 352.273.2904

Nelda holds a Bachelor’s in Library Science. Retired after a 40 year career in the George A. Smathers Libraries, Nelda generously donates time to the DLC, where she last worked as Ingest & Tracking Production Manager. Previously, she served in Cataloging and in Preservation.


Christy Shorey, Manager of UF Institutional Repository (IR) and Theses and Dissertations Program, 352.273.2831

Christy Shorey earned her MLIS from Florida State University.  Christy oversees the Institutional Repository (IR@UF), assisting with self-submittals and mediated submittals.  In collaboration with the Graduate Editorial Office she assures appropriate online access to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), including embargo management.  Christy also oversees the Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Project (RDS), a digitization initiative for UF print dissertations from 1934 to 2006.  Contact Christy if you have questions regarding the IR, theses, dissertations, or projects in lieu of theses.


Traveler Wendell, Main Imaging Queue Coordinator, 352.273.2909

With a background in commercial photography and years of technical experience in the DLC, Traveler manages the production workflow of the Main Imaging Queue for timely and cost effective digitization of text-based materials.



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