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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

« we are going to suspend the #CACM overdue reminders for two weeks to give you some small relief » ← <3
Many of us need a break, and *it's OK* to take it !

my libraries faculty meeting this morning brought so much fucked-up news

All I want is a deli breakfast sandwich and I can't go go the deli :goose_honk:

People who work in library services:

What are y'all expecting the course of this pandemic to look like and what do you expect libraries to look like during and after the pandemic?

Please boost, thanks.

(My partner is in school to be a librarian, and is anxious about the unknown. More opinions help sooth me, in those times.)

I need some help getting the LaTex source from this preprint to build:

I really want to read this paper but I hate the 2 column layout and I want to increase the font size. The source is available but I can't build it locally because I suck at LaTex

I don't think I'll ever understand the librarian pearl-clutching about pirating scholarship

does anyone have an actual argument that doesn't hinge on legality? because at least in the US, our copyright law is not capital-R Right

I have meetings from 11-6pm today

I hate this because it feels like I'm not "doing work" even though I am

Remi installed grocy for us ( to do some household management and I am loving it so far, except that adding products initially is TEDIOUS AS HELL

We have open source hardware that's being developed and used to combat the shortcomings of proprietary hardware during this coronavirus pandemic.

The open source socioeconomy is literally saving lives where the closed source socioeconomy is refusing to do so.

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Look, I'm REALLY willing to talk shit about Internet Archive (especially the leadership), but *not* because of this uncontrolled digital lending thing

You know? Props to Jack Black for:
1) Thanking workers who have to go out, including grocery store workers
2) Working out topless on camera, helping fight body shame
3) Encouraging people to physically distance

I wish we'd had more youtubers like him influencing gamers a decade ago :(

I just had a convo with the most empathetic instructor 😭 my OS prof gave me an extension on my huge assignment and thanked me for working at the library and for not cheating and offered to walk me thru the assignment again after I take a breather this weekend 😭

Like all of you I'm sure, I believe that Christophe Lambert is the absolute GOAT

I was watching the `Princes of the Universe` (by Queen) official music video today for the first time and...


crime 🤝 Being late
being able to anger a person


I literally cannot wait to dig into this!! It's what I've been wanting!

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