The MashcatATL planning group is excited to announce that the second
face-to-face Mashcat event in North America will be held January 24, 2017,
at Georgia State University Library <>  in Atlanta,
Georgia. We invite you to save the date, and we hope to have registration
and a schedule for this low-cost (less than $10), 1-day event open by


At present, we are accepting proposals for talks, events, panels,
workshops or other sessions for the Mashcat event. We are open to a
variety of formats, with the reminder that this will be a one-day,
single-track event aiming to support the cross-pollination goals of
Mashcat (see more below). We are open to proposals for sessions led
virtually. Please submit your proposals using this form
uAQ/viewform> . All proposals must be received by October 25, 2016,
midnight EST, and we will respond to all proposals by November 8, 2016.


What is Mashcat? "Mashcat" was originally an event in the UK in 2012 aimed
at bringing together people working on the IT systems side of libraries
with those working in cataloguing and metadata. Four 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. Among our accomplishments in 2016 was holding the
first North American face-to-face event in Boston in January and running
webinars.  If you're unable to attend a face-to-face meeting, we will be
holding at least one more webinar in 2016. For more information about
Mashcat in general, see  <>


For more information about the Atlanta event or for questions about the
proposal form, please contact Erin Leach ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ). Thanks for considering, and we hope to see you
in January.


The Mashcat ATL planning team:

*	Galen Charlton ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Erin Grant ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Elaine Hardy ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Marlene Harris ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Mary Jinglewski ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Erin Leach ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Emily Williams ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
*	Susan Wynne ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> )


Emily J. Williams
Metadata & Resource Management Librarian

Kennesaw State University Libraries 
1200 Chastain Rd NW, MD#0009 
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5827 


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