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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

Really looking forward to digging into the Loss/Capture project

"Loss/Capture is a love letter to archives, collections, and memories. Volume 1: The State of Black Cultural Archives."

Includes historical images, interview with an organizer of #NoCopAcademy, sound archives, artwork. Just awesome.

Next week, my research partner Sandy Rodriguez and I are doing a keynote for New York Archives Week related to our labor work and it's probably still got 2 more drafts to go and I'm so nervous but also excited. Grateful to @amelish and @archivist for helping us make it better.

Sacred Geometry?? But I haven't taken Sacred Algebra I yet!!!

libraries, surveillance, privacy, higher ed, $$ ask 

if you can, please join me in supporting someone standing up against the use of ed tech surveillance software. it's important.

they're now fighting a lawsuit intended solely to shut them up.



making straight people have to choose 'other' and write it in is praxis

My mail-order floppy collection. I lost all of my own originals, but I'm rebuilding and imaging these as I acquire them.

Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.

It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.

This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.

I want to say that running an instance is not profitable - most of them are run at a loss because most don't have Patreons. This isn't a business - this isn't politics - this is a hobby, a service offered so friends can be made and a space offered to do so.

I guarantee you no successful instance is doing this for "clout" or for profit or good PR. That's simply no good motivator for running one and the ones that start that way always, and always will, crash and burn.

I am really excited that the first in our series of "EaaSI training modules" is live!


This is going to be one of my favorite things to work on for the next two (?!) years. It is a challenge to break down our technical and conceptual software preservation concerns to the most bite-sized and visual explanations possible, but figuring it out is extremely my shit.

The demographics of librarianship are more homogeneous than computer science.

Let that sink in *truly*

I got an email that my reMarkable 2 is shipping soon 😢 do I get my hopes up or nah

🐠 Here is an artwork I made for the Free Software Foundation's 35th anniversary, it's available as a poster, pin or tee-shirt to support the foundation. Join me today for a special Livestream (including @aprilorg, @Framasoft and more!) all info/links: #fsf35

Hello!! I am conducting a panel about this open access paper about workplace dissatisfaction amongst digital preservation practitioners with my co-authors.

Since the panel is pre-recorded, we wanted to get "audience" questions ahead of time to answer!!

This is the paper:

I would be soooo grateful if anyone wanted to send me any questions about the paper. Things you disagreed with, things you want us to expand on, etc!


You: you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Me: *assembling a fruit fly trap* I see someone's never tried apple cider vinegar.

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