I should probably do a proper masto #introduction
I'm Vicky. I'm a librarian focusing on research reproducibility + research data management.
I gave an interview about me/my work recently: http://acrl.ala.org/dh/2018/04/04/repro/
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: lissarchive.org
I also love my super cute black cat Little Boss & my partner @remram44
250 of us have been laid off from Mozilla this morning.
If you have openings or can offer assistance, please use the #MozillaLifeboat tag!
anyway send me your fave e-ink gadgets that aren't the reMarkable tablet (I have the 1st one and pre-ordered 2nd)
free software politics
I guess I'm still thinking about this so I'll talk about it: significant free software projects that could (and did, and do!) actively improve people's lives are routinely shut down by large corporations and while there are genuine problems with the priorities and attitudes of the free software community it's really disingenuous to blame those failures on those issues
Just open-sourced the guest comments API for my static site - https://github.com/hirusi/web-comments
Have fun poking and discovering security holes (and please do open an issue) if you're good at that kind of stuff. 😉
Selfie, science, CERN, COVID19
Snuck into the ATLAS experiment’s cavern around 100 metres underground, on my first day back at #CERN since March.
Send me a DM to get the video-conference info for tomorrow.
Is there a concept (like a specific cognitive bias or logical fallacy) that describes the human tendency to see evidence of something highly shocking happening a small number of times, and then to assume that the highly shocking thing must happen often, in spite of evidence to the contrary?
A mundane example is someone hearing about a person being hit by lightning and then hyperfixating on the possibility that it might happen to them. Less mundane: the "stranger danger" panic of the 80s & 90s.
Looking for electronic access/a PDF of the introduction to Erika Lee's "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States" (2019).
Would like to read the introduction first before I decide if I need to get the full copy (but if someone has the full copy I won't say no)
panel abstract, long text
Web archiving has contributed immensely to the digital preservation landscape, allowing for a wider range of materials to be saved for greater reuse. A remaining and bustling area of work in web archiving includes capturing dynamic and complex content hosted on the web with high fidelity. This type of preservation activity not only has major technical barriers, but also social and legal ones too. This panel will bring together practitioners from computer, library, and information sciences to discuss how web archiving has been applied to save complex digital objects, such as eBooks, source code and its contextual ephemera, and many more. Panelists will discuss not only the current state of the art in web archiving complex material, but also the interoperability of web archiving technology and how that might help facilitate the reuse of web archives.
Data & reproducibility librarian. Open EVERYTHING (code, scholarship, edu resources, etc.)!
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