Inaugural #mashcat Twitter chat

Update 2015-03-26: the Storify of the Twitter chat is now available

Last week, a library data munger’s thoughts on wrapping bad data in new discovery systems spawned a conversation on Twitter among several library data and systems people about issues with with library data — and how systems and data folk can work together.

Here’s a Storify of the conversation:

As a result of this conversation, a bunch of us are planning and plotting in the Mashcat Slack to organize another event to put library data and systems people in the same room, following up on the success of the 2012 Mashcat event.

But first things first — this Thursday, 26 March 2015, we’ll be holding a Twitter chat on the #mashcat hashtag at 17:00 UTC (i.e., 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT).

The general topic will be library data and how library data and systems people can work together to improve it and make the best use of it, while the particular focus of the inaugural chat will be what folks would like to see in a face-to-face Mashcat event.

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 (me, @gmcharlt).
  • 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.

A Storify will be created after the chat is finished. If the first chat goes well, we do further ones on a regular basis.

We look forward to the conversation! Join us!

By the way, to get an invite to the Slack, leave your email address in the comments below or send a tweet to @gmcharlt.

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