Hello fellow library-type folks,
Work with library data? Of course you do; otherwise, why are you subscribed
to this list? ;c) So, the following will be very relevant to your interests.
First, some background - a couple years ago there was an event called
Mashcat  that brought together those who create and maintain library
data (catalogers and metadata folks) with their #libtech counterparts to
work on all things library data: creation, manipulation, use, and reuse by
others. The even has been dormant for a while, but it's time to dust off
our cats and mashers  and tackle library data issues again, especially
the gaps between the different parties involved in the library data life
cycle.  These gaps persist, which affect not only the ability to do our
work but our ability to serve all those who would benefit from our work.
While we start planning physical Mashcat events for later this year,
Mashcat will be holding its inaugural Twitter chat this Thursday March
26th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC (1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT). We welcome all to
participate - use the #mashcat hashtag to track the conversation. The chat
will be run like other library Twitter chats such as #libchat and #critlib:
- Before and during the chat, tweet questions to the moderator
- The chat moderator will tweet the questions out on the *#mashcat*
hashtag. For example: “Q1: What RDF triple store do you recommend? #mashcat.
- Participants can respond to the question on the hashtag, For example:
“Q1: We use Sesame. #mashcat.
More information about the chat can be found at
http://www.mashcat.info/2015/03/23/inaugural-mashcat-twitter-chat/. If you
have any questions, please contact me offlist at [log in to unmask]
We hope to see you all there!
 For more information about how this revival got started, please visit
Becky, proudly unapologetic of her cross-posting today
Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian
Grinnell College Libraries