This is for everyone who wants to wish Mac a (belated!) happy birthday and to thank him for sharing his incomparable knowledge of cataloging. I made this card from a word cloud of the subject lines of Mac’s posts to Autocat from the period of 2015-2016, and from his very first year, 1996-1997 using Tagul. I also based the shape from a picture of him from an online conference when I was lucky enough to be included as a virtual speaker. I thought he looked especially snazzy. Please share your best wishes below.
I love the knowledge on your website. thnx! weferhervvbt
Thanks a lot! It is definitely an wonderful online site! weferhervvbt
Happy birthday to a real giant (in the field, not, I'm assuming, in physical stature)!
Dear Mac, May I wish you a happy birthday and a peaceful and wonderful life ever. I have learned from you more than I have learned from my own university. Ahmad Taleb-- Lebanon
Happy Birthday wishes to you and thanks for sharing your time and wisdom with catalogers around the world! You are appreciated!
Very belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Mac. You have unknowingly been my mentor from the time I bravely branched out to cataloguing. Your posts and cheat sheets have not only helped me through the puzzling RDA, but also created a better cataloguer. I will sorely miss your posts on Autocat, but you will remain forever in my mind. Trusting you had a good day, and hoping for more good days for you.
Happy Bleated (whoops, that's a typo for ya!) and Belated Birthday!
Happy belated birthday! I've learned a lot from you! Thank you for all you've done.
Happy birthday, Mac. We've never met, but your incredible longevity in this field, to which I am a relative newcomer but in which I hope to stay for many years, is an inspiration. Thanks for everything you've done for the cataloguing community.
Belated happy birthday, Mac! I have learned a lot from all of your posts over the years!
Belatedly, happy birthday! I've been reading your RDA-L posts with interest ever since I joined the list, and have learned a great deal from them. Thank you!
Happy birthday! Thanks for inspiring me to keep on cataloging!
Happy birthday, Mac. May you celebrate with peace and love.
Happy birthday Mac. Thank you for all your contributions, I have learned a lot from you.
Happy Belated Birthday . The best to the best.
Happy birthday! Best wishes!
Thanks for all your contributions! Happy Birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. I really enjoy your thoughtful responses on AUTOCAT-L. They make me think. I've used some of your cataloging cheat sheets. Thanks from a person who (mostly) lurks.
Happy birthday! You took the time to answer my question on autocat and I appreciate it. I think of your advice each time I work on a 264 field!
Mac: I've always enjoyed reading your remarks on AUTOCAT, and have found them so informative. Thank you for helping to make us all better catalogers. Best wishes.