Digital Services (DLC)
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
About Digital Production Services
Digital Production Services is located off campus. We recommend an appointment to ensure our experts are available for consultation. Please call (352) 273-2900.
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
UF Institutional Repository (IR) & Theses and Dissertations Program
Digital Production Services (DPS)
R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History
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
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
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 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 DPS 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.
Chelsea Dinsmore, Director, Digital Production Services
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 Production 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, Large Format Imaging Assistant
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, Curation Assistant 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.
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
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 Production 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 Production 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
Laura Perry holds a Bachelor's in Graphic Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Laura's background includes scanning and image processing to managing digitization centers, working with rare materials to digitally born 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
Randall holds an MFA in Creative Photography, focusing on the intersections of traditional and digital photography. Before coming to the Digital Production 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.
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.
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.