Upcoming webinars in early 2016

We’re pleased to announce that several free webinars are scheduled for the first three months of 2016. Mark your calendars!

Date/Time Speaker Title 26 January 2016 (14:00-17:00 UTC / 09:00-12:00 EST) Owen Stephens Installing OpenRefine This webinar will be an opportunity for folks to see how OpenRefine can be installed and to get help doing so, […]

Mashcat in Boston: coming up soon!

We’re just a week away from the face-to-face Mashcat meeting in Boston! Here’s a reminder of some of the logistical details for attendees and presenters:

When: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Kotzen Room, in Lefavour Hall at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215. Directions, maps, and parking instructions […]

Mashcat now mashing together library data and systems feeds

There are a number of folks blogging about library data, library systems, and the intersection thereof. To help readers find these blogs, the Mashcat website is now offering a “planet”, i.e., an aggregator of those blogs’ RSS feeds.

To subscribe to the aggregate feed, point your RSS reader at http://mashcat.info/planet. You can also visit the […]

Mashcat at ALA Annual 2015

Photo by Galen Charlton / CC-BY-SA

The 2015 annual conference of the American Library Association starts today (25 June) in San Francisco.  Particularly given the explosion of recent work applying Linked Open Data to libraries, there are a number of sessions that are of interest to Mashcat folks.  Here are some of them:

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, […]

April 2015 #mashcat Twitter chat: how catalogers and library technologists can build better relationships

Update 2015-04-24: the Storify of the chat is now available.

On Thursday, 23 April 2015, we’ll be holding the second Twitter chat on the #mashcat hashtag at 20:00 UTC (i.e., 21:00 BST / 22:00 CET / 4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. PDT).

The moderator will be Erin Leach (@erinaleach), assisted […]

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 […]

Mashcat programme for tomorrow

Mashcat is tomorrow (5 July). It is being held at the Clinical School in Cambridge. Mashcat is  supported by DevCSI (@devsci). There may still be places free: check our Eventbrite page or contact us if you would still like to come.

Below is the current planned outline of the day:

0930-1000 Coffee and welcome. 1000-1225 […]

Ten days to Mashcat

It is now only ten days until Mashcat in Cambridge on 5 July. To help us make some final arrangements, please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to come. If you haven’t registered and would still like to come, there may still be places left, so please register or sign […]

Mashcat 2012 Now Full

It took less than a day, but the extra ten tickets have all been taken so Mashcat 2012 is now full. However, you can still add your name to the waiting list on our Eventbrite page in case any places become available.

If you have registered but find that you are no longer able to […]

Ten More Tickets Available

The first forty tickets for Mashcat 2012 were all taken within exactly a week. However, there are now ten more tickets up for grabs! If you would like to come along, go to our Eventbrite page to sign up.

Mashcat is a free mashed library event, supported by DevCSI, which will take place at the […]