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 treasure your contributions to our field, Mac, as I know your friends and family treasure you in your private life. A belated best wishes for you on your birthday.
Happiest of birthdays to you, Mac. You might catch up with Lubetzky yet. Thanks for the help over the years and the example you've set.
I seldom fail to learn from you. May you have many years ahead.
Congrats. Looking future to the next hundred years with Mac. Happy b-day.
Happy Birthday and thank you for everything! I was the lucky person who invited Mac and James to speak at the virtual conference. It was incredible to actually hear Mac's voice after years of reading his posts. Mac's cheat sheets and insightful commentary has helped me tremendously over the years and, I suspect, will continue on even when Mac is not there to update with new wisdom.
Happy birthday, Mac, and thanks for all the help! (I'm cataloging serials today, so I definitely need it)
Happy belated birthday Mac! Your generous cataloging wisdom has been invaluable over the years.
Happy Birthday, Mac! Thanks for all your wisdom and contributions to the cataloging world. Smiles
Happy Birthday, Mac! I have learned so much from your posts over the years. Thank you so much for sharing your cataloging wisdom. Have a great day!
Happy belated Birthday and best wishes! Thank you for all the wisdom over the years too! Have a very blessed day!
As another "longtime lurker" I have garnered much information and wisdom from your posts, especially about user centered cataloging. You have had a far ranging impact on the cataloging world! Thank you!
Hope your birthday was wonderful. I've always read your posts on AutoCat.
Belated Happy Birthday, Mac. Tradition in our family is to sing the Happy Birthday song to the Birthday Person, on their birthday, no matter where we are. Did you hear me?!!! I miss your wisdom and insight already. Hang in there.
Happy belated birthday Mac. As a long time lurker on Autocat I have gained an incredible amount of practical knowledge from your posts. Thank you for your incalculable contribution to libraries and cataloging!
Happy Birthday! Your common sense, user-centered approach to cataloging has been a model for me through the years of what cataloging should be. Thanks for all you've done for catalog users.
Happy Birthday, Mac! I have a notebook full of your Autocat posts and "cheat sheets" for which I am very grateful. Best wishes.
Wishing you a very happy, though belated, birthday. Though we've never met, I've learned much from your extremely helpful postings and from your web site.
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. I have learned so much from your postings over the years. Best wishes to you and your family.
Happy Belated Birthday Mac!!!