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I'm Vicky. I'm a librarian focusing on research reproducibility + research data management.
I gave an interview about me/my work recently:

I love FOSS, open access, open educational resources, open EVERYTHING

I hate the corporate capture of scholarship

I co-founded an open source, open access repo for LIS scholarship:

I also love my super cute black cat Little Boss & my partner @remram44

hey y'all folks on here -

At the end of this year, the LIS Scholarship Archive will be migrating off the Center for Open Science's technical infrastructure. Materials will be accessible during this transition.

We provide context on this decision & ask for community input on next steps in this blog post:


Ok I am having the hardest time installing Plasma Mobile on the Manjaro Pinephone :(

does anyone have a basic tutorial out there that they liked?

Skinner gives Mulder a confused pep talk. Scully.

Online conference with free software infrastructure 

Highly impressed with @swib 2020 conference (Semantic Web in Libraries - which made attendance free this unprecedented year and are using free software tools (Mattermost for discussion, BigBlueButton for streaming video) for infrastructure.

Kudos @acka47 and Joachim Neubert!

Just for the record, with this acquisition there are now 3 our of the 4 big publishers that are suing the Internet Archive.

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leto atreides ii : hey what do you think will happen if i smooch this worm

the reader: leto your high af please stop

leto: think this will make me a god or what

ithaka S+R methods gripe 

> a novel web-based inventory methodology approach which we hope will provide inspiration for similar research.

COME ON I literally make my students do environmental scans, 100% of which are web-based

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ithaka S+R methods gripe 

I wish the people in power at my library didn't give af about these people but here I am having to explain methods

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ithaka S+R methods gripe 

the Ithaka S+R report on research data services claims they use a new type of methodology (they have a whole section in their report about how new it is!) but then in their report they say only this about their methods:

> a systematic web searching process

Which is extremely not new. Even if they quantitatively ranked results, that is still not new

excuse me but imperial units definitely are a kink thing

"The Cheat Theme Song" just came on shuffle

like from Homestar


:ms_weed: mention 

@anarchivist first thing after rona is smoking weed with my friends. I miss it!!!! Smoking on zoom is not the same.

people said nice things about me 

I helped out the undergrad data science club for their first ever "datathon" and there are a bunch of messages in the slack calling me the GOAT :blobcatlove:

it is so awesome to be appreciated by one's designated user community isn't it

mh - 

Taught a new version of a git workshop today and I feel bad about how it went

And remember kids, if anyone tells you to implement DRM, tracking software, anti-patterns, gambling apps disguised as social media, and so on - you tell them to "FUCK OFF". If you get fired over it (and you might not, for the record), give me a call and we'll help you find somewhere better.

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