We are excited to announce that the second face-to-face Mashcat event
in North America will be held on January 24th, 2017, in downtown
Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We invite you to save the date.  We will be
sending out a call for session proposals and opening up registration
in the late summer and early fall.

Not sure what Mashcat is? "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.

To learn more about Mashcat, visit http://mashcat.info.

Thanks for considering, and we hope to see you in January.

Galen Charlton

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