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

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.392.6597
UFDC@uflib.ufl.edu

About Digital Support Services

Physical Location:

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

Hours:

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

Phone/Fax:

352.273.2900 (voice)
352.392.6597 (fax)


Email:

UFDC@uflib.ufl.edu

 


Digital Support Services Staff

Chelsea Dinsmore, Director, Digital Support Services

chedins@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.0369

UF Institutional Repository (IR) & Theses and Dissertations Program

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

chrshor@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.2831

G.W. Swicord, Institutional Repository Assistant

gwswicord@ufl.edu, 352.273.2763

Digital Support Services (DSS)

Laura Perry, Digital Production Manager

lauraperry@ufl.edu, 352.273.2911

Will Canova, Newspaper and Periodical Projects Coordinator
wcanova@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.2905

Shelia DeRoche, Digitization Workflow Supervisor
sderoche1@ufl.edu, 352.273.2696

Kendra Carter, Bibliographic Control Unit
kencart@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.2834

Alexis Charnas, Content Management Assistant
acharnas24@ufl.edu.com, 352.273.2915

Jake Goodson, Special Formats Imaging Assistant
jcgoodson@ufl.edu, 352.273.2901

Pamela Handley, Digital Assets Assistant
phandley@ufl.edu, 352.273.2593

Coleen Sherman, Imaging Assistant
csherman@ufl.edu, 352.273.2900

Jane Pen, Metadata & Quality Control Coordinator
dlcjpen@ufl.edu, 352.273.2912

Randall Renner, Digital Assets Coordinator
renner@ufl.edu, 352.273.2903

Angie Soto, Digital Support Metadata Specialist
luarita@ufl.edu, 352.273.2748

Florida Family & Community History

R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History

bmurphree@ufl.edu, 352.273.2906


 

People

R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History
bmurphree@ufl.edu, 352.273.2906

Boyd Murphree received his PhD in history form Florida State University in 2007. A former archivist with the State Archives of Florida, he also served as an assistant editor with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a digital documentary editing project, with the University of Illinois at Springfield. He works with state and local historical and genealogical societies to digitize family, community, and business papers, publications, and photographs. Boyd also works in cooperation with Internet Archive and FamilySearch to digitize and make available to the public published historical and genealogical material from the University of Florida Smathers Libraries collections.

 

Will Canova, Digital Newspaper & Periodicals Coordinator
wcanova@uflib.ufl.edu, 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
kencart@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.2834

Kendra Carter holds an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College. 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.

 

Alexis Charnas, Content Management Assistant

acharnas24@ufl.edu, 352.273.2915

Alexis holds a BA in History from the University of Pittsburgh. Her previous experience includes volunteering for her local library and working in the University Archives for class credits. She also worked for DSS before becoming the Content Management Assistant where she did scanning, imaging processing and quality control work. All of this helps to ensure the completeness of projects and digital content for patrons and clients.

 

Shelia DeRoche, Digitization Workflow Supervisor
sderoche1@ufl.edu, 352.273.2696

Shelia DeRoche holds a BA in Political Science from Louisiana State University. Before joining the Digital Support Services team, she worked on digitization projects for Internet Archive within the Library of Congress, beginning her career as a scanning technician and working her way up to a management role. This experience has given her a deep understanding of digitization project workflows, and the knowledge to ensure the accurate and timely completion of digitization projects within the unit.

 

Chelsea Dinsmore, Director, Digital Support Services
chedins@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.0369

Chelsea Dinsmore holds an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in History from the University of Florida. After joining the UF libraries as the International Documents librarian in 2004, she became the Director of Digital Support Services for the UF Libraries and Technical Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) in 2014. She is currently involved in research to improve the accessibility of digital collections.

 

Jake Goodson, Special Formats Imaging Assistant
jcgoodson@ufl.edu, 352.273.2901

Jake Goodson holds an AS in Graphic Design from Santa Fe College. With a background in graphic design, he brings an understanding of the materials and equipment used in the digitization process. Jake is responsible for the scanning and processing of large format items and specialty projects.

 

Pamela Handley, Digital Assets Assistant
phandley@ufl.edu, 352.273.2593

Pam received her BS in Computer Systems from St. Leo University where she focused on administration and statistical computation. Her background includes the public library where she served as a page in the Technology Services department.

 

Jane Pen, Metadata & Quality Control Coordinator
dlcjpen@ufl.edu, 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 Support Services, 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 Digital Support Services, Jane oversees the Quality Control Unit to ensure the quality, consistency, and completeness of non-newspaper digital products, including textual, visual, and metadata contents.

 

Laura Perry, Digital Production Manager

lauraperry@ufl.edu, 352.273.2911

Laura Perry holds a Bachelor's in Graphic Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Laura's background ranges from scanning and image processing to managing digitization centers, working with rare materials to born digital content and everything in between. Those experiences have given her the ability to understand the uniqueness of each project and in turn establish the proper workflows to complete projects on time and within budget.

 

Randall Renner, Digital Assets Coordinator
ranrenn@uflib.ufl.edu, 352.273.2903

Randall holds an MFA in Creative Photography, focusing on the intersections of traditional and digital photography. Before coming to the Digital Support Services 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, in a studio environment, and on location.

 

Coleen Sherman, Imaging Assistant

csherman@ufl.edu, 352.273.2900

Coleen holds a MLIS from the University of South Florida. As the Imaging Assistant, she provides scanning, image processing, and quality control of print materials for the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations Scanning project.

 

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

chrshor@uflib.ufl.edu, 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.

 

Angie Soto, Digital Support Metadata Specialist

luarita@ufl.edu, 352.273.2748

Angie Soto holds a BS in Advertising from the University of Florida and an MLIS from the University of South Florida. She joined UF libraries as a Governmental Documents Copy Cataloger in 2010. She then worked in the Latin American and Caribbean Collection as a Collections Processing Assistant. She was then promoted to the Cataloging Department and transitioned to Digital Support Services. Her experiences in both the technical and customer service aspects of librarianship allows her to create accurate and interoperable metadata that meets the informational needs of patrons. She especially enjoys working with preeminent and rare collections by making them globally accessible.

 

G.W. Swicord, Institutional Repository Assistant

gwswicord@ufl.edu, 352.273.2763

G.W.’s interest in digital content began before the .com era and led him to a Bachelor’s in political science from New College of Florida. He took his Master’s in government at UT Austin, with a research focus on digital health information policy. Before joining Digital Services, he worked on simulation-based and document-based software training materials for Microsoft products, and then as an adjunct professor at Santa Fe College. Now, he leads production on the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations Scanning project and handles other routine tasks for the IR@UF.

 

 

 

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