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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

i'm so in a "burn down corporate owned distribution of the arts" mood lately

I was talking to my mom this weekend about scholarly publishing and she told me when she was academia-adjacent (before I was born!) she wrote 2 papers & the process for publishing was awful in so many ways that she never did it again.

I looked for her work and I found one.... and it's open access :blobheartcat: 🔓🖤 In the Journal of Applied Meteorology!!

"Sky-Cover Correlation within a Sky Dome" --

suicide mention (not a famous person) 

Honestly, text based adventures deserve more innovation and development as a genre.

It's not outdated so much as it is not properly utilized. Books aren't outdated just because movies exist, and text based adventures aren't outdated just because graphical adventures exist.

#gaming #gamedev

Here's my tech startup idea:

A printer that actually works

Conferences should not be allowed to sell out your registration email address to every vendor who wants it


otherwise known as my "y'all motherfuckers deserve <big publisher name>" days

Having one of those days where I just want to pick up my ball and go home.

Is anyone on Mastodon attending #asa19 (the big #sociology conference)?

tips for newcomers

follow, boost and fave all you like! we don't care about follow ratios and faves are private. go hog wild!

boosting your own posts is 100% ok. no shame. the TL is chronological, so there's no algorithm to fight.

please do use CWs. if in doubt, use one just to be safe.

hashtags are your friends and really the only effective way to search for posts. be sure to use them to maximize your reach.

don't be afraid to engage. dumping pictures is fine but stay and chat a bit too!

@platypus For the curious: The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here

The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa.... [The book] focuses on the appropriation and protection of adinkra and kente cloth in order to examine the broader implications of the use of intellectual property law to preserve folklore and other traditional forms of knowledge.

the same professor taught a class called marxist psychology and when a young me asked him about it, he replied that "every other course at this university has an ideology, i'm just the only one who admits it"

Trying a similar request again: can anyone recommend a good #OpenAccess journal that covers environmental justice?

I am so sick of people writing about and and behind (no green OA copy of this either...)

Reminder: OCR is the beginning and not the end of making your text accessible. It often outputs some garbage and always benefits from a look over and some cleaning up by a human. It is not magic and it doesn't mean there's no work left for you. Sorry.

I love the "this article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]" part

Like, what *does* "peer" "review" even mean, man?

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