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Vicky Steeves

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I should probably do a proper masto

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

genuine emotion and caring about shit is punk as fuck

What are the #opensource & #openscience communities in this place like? ☺️

I am exhausted by some of the so-called open people in my field being hostile to my ideas — although the people who work with software are way more positive thankfully!

I feel really strongly about how science needs to dump closed source and bad programming habits, like Matlab. Often this blog post gets exposure that's positive but now it's being treated a bit negatively.

What do you all think?

LIBRARIANS OF MASTODON (freakin' killer punk band name, by the way):

Check out Trunk, a list of Mastodon lists on Community Wiki! They've got lists of different people to follow on Mastodon but the GLAM lists are either pretty short or non-existent. Hit up the Wiki and get added to the list(s) of your choice!

#librarylife #libraries #GLAM #mastodon #lists

thoughts on mastodon (~) Show more

Boost This Picture of Xena and Seven of Nine to raise awareness of the Nineties

Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

Ok, I was going to write a how-to guide to Mastodon, but someone already did exactly what I was going to write, with better pictures then I was going to use:


At least one person offered to send me a few bucks if I took the time to write it, so um, yeah, send Kev the money instead.

What's the opposite of FOMO? What's the cute abbreviation for "My ride is here and I suddenly never want to leave my house again?"

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is out for #NintendoSwitch! I hope it translates well to the handheld, we really enjoyed it on the PC

starring, Jean-Claude Van Damme


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starring, Arnold Schwarzenegger



yes, you should NEVER rely on a technology to solve a social issue. yet federated social systems are, to me, a socio-technical mechanism (takes human interaction/behavior into account) that enables a variety of self-organizing communities the flexibility to *choose* to communicate with other communities. (instead of relying on a centralized (capitalist) social system's sense of social morality... and being repeatedly disappointed)

(Imagining tomorrow at Maker Faire)
Tech bro: What're you doing?
Me: (#knitting) What d'you think? I'm compiling and executing code.
Tech Bro: Oh, really? In what language?
Me: Purl, duh.

the existence of mastodon implies the existence of an equal-and-opposite, wastodon