[Metadatalibrarians] Mashcat -- call for feedback on upcoming events

Becky Yoose b.yoose at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 14:23:56 PDT 2015

"Mashcat" was originally an event in the UK in 2012 which was aimed at
bringing together people working on the IT systems side of libraries with
those working in cataloguing and metadata. Three years later, Mashcat is a
loose group of metadata specialists, cataloguers, developers and anyone
else with an interest in how metadata in and around libraries can be
created, manipulated, used and re-used by computers and software. The aim
is to work together and bridge the communications gap that has sometimes
gotten in the way of building the best tools we possibly can to manage
library data.

There is a monthly Twitter chat using the hashtag #mashcat, a Slack channel
(an online discussion/chat room) and a website at http://mashcat.info. To
join the Slack channel, you can contact @ostephens, @yo_bj, @cm_harlow or
@gmcharlt on Twitter.

We are currently planning some Mashcat events for late 2015 - early 2016.
We plan to hold three webinars, as well as a face-to-face MashCat event (in
the US) either before or after an existing conference in early-mid 2016. We
are looking for feedback on what topics people would like to see covered in
these events, and also advice on the best conference to which we might
attach a face-to-face MashCat event - please let us know by completing our
short survey, available here:


Please respond by Friday, July 31st.


Becky Yoose
Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian, Assistant Professor
Grinnell College Libraries
yoosebec at grinnell.edu

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