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.
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.
Best wishes Mac. You have given us all so much!
The best to the best!
Wishing you many happy birthdays. Your website and Autocat posts have been a constant source of learning & help for me over the past few years.
Happiest belated birthday! Recollect your presentation at OLAC 2010 with fondness. Sending heartfelt appreciation for your contributions to the cataloging community. Best wishes.
Happy Birthday, I depend upon your advice in Autocat.
Happy Birthday!! I never posted on AUTOCAT but I read your posts with great interest over the last 18 years and made a lot of use of your cheat sheets and other materials on your website, and also enjoyed looking at stuff dealing with your BC life on the site. Again, Happy Birthday!
Happy Belated B'day, Hon! Thanks for your clarifying contributions to the profession over many years.
Happy (Belated) Birthday, Mac! You've represented to me a voice of clarity and reason in the world of catalog(u)ing and metadata since I started in the profession. I send you my deepest respect and eternal gratitude!
Happy birthday, Mac! Thank you very much for sharing yout knowledge. I appreciate your contribution all along these years and your kindness to us all!
Happy birthday! Ever since my first day as a cataloguer I've been learning from you.