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Hello all! re-
I am a student studying at the University of Washington's iSchool for my Masters degree in Library & Information Science. I love books, painting, hiking, board games, and playing with my pups. (: I did away with Facebook & Instagram...so I look forward to connecting with you all here!

Attribute Utility in Libraries 

"Much like working with a diversity of people, working with a diversity of items requires a rich understanding of differing values.

Rather than creating a ridged structure based on the assumed nature of the item (e.g. They are books written in English) the same way our society determines structure for our people (e.g. They are white men), having a diversity and fluidity of attributes allows for a greater potential for precision and recall."

- Myself ()

A Conceptual Model to Advance Indigenous Knowledge Organization Practices (2/2) 

"Living in its midst is like existing in the eye of a hurricane; it seems to be something happening far away in a distant foreign country, but actually, it unfolds through myriad mundane acts.

...the ideology is in the will of the obedient settler: the citizen who fulfills the promise of the nation-state by normally and systematically denying Indigenous peoples’ existence, experiences, and rights to representation."

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A Conceptual Model to Advance Indigenous Knowledge Organization Practices (1/2) 

"Colonialism, in its many aspects, is a cyclical and regenerative ideology that, through the intentional subjugation of a class of people by another elite class, results in a widespread terraforming or settlement of Indigenous lands, eradication of Indigenous philosophies and languages, and the physical and social death of Indigenous peoples (Littletree, p. 411)."

Hello, good afternoon, yes, sorry for the bother, but...

Someone needs to make this, please? So that I might give them all the money.

What I read this year! :blob_smile_hearts:

Top 6 picks:
- Spellhacker by M.K. England
- Loveless by Alice Oseman
- Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
- Slay by Brittney Morris
- The Tea Dragon Society & Festival by Katie O'Neill
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

(more info about those top picks in thread below)

In Search of Zora (2/2) 

"Advances in credit systems, banking and finance, and industrial agriculture owe their egis to the bodies of enslaved Black women, children and men. Historicism often allows the reader to gloss over the details of how capital legalized Black people’s dehumanization. African Americans are but shadows of a grandly staged narrative about American capitalism. History
is often written by the victors (Brown, p. 145)."

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In Search of Zora (1/2) 

"The history of Black women is often told from the position of the victor.

Most often the experiences of Black women are lost in a narrative about the triumphalism of American capitalism that ignores the interdependence of the economic relationship between the North and South that slavery facilitated.

[...] modern day capitalism owes many of its foundational managerial practices to the ubiquity of slavery in all aspects of business (Brown, p. 145)."

Marriage 

My Fiancé & I will have been engaged for 2 years come the 21st.

...or are we not counting COVID years? :BlobCatGooglyShrug:

Phones 

I want a Fairphone, but M'erica won't let me! 😭

Quitting Capitalism: A Twelve Step Program to Becoming a Socialist* 

*Updated Invitation: (On Etherpad rather than Google Docs!)

etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/r.8eb

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Internet Archive Launches New Pilot Program for Interlibrary Loan

> Internet Archive is now making two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable fulfillment...

Non-returnable? Does it mean they're given away for free to the #libraries ?

#InternetArchive #RapidILL #bibliothèques

blog.archive.org/2021/04/27/in

How do you access the ? :BlobCatSurprised:

User Tracking on Academic Publisher Platforms 

"...publishers of library resources use technology on their platforms that actively undermine patron privacy. This advertising and marketing technology makes it impossible to ensure that the use of electronic library resources can be private" (Hanson, para. 1, 2019).

Article: codyh.com/writing/tracking.htm

Anybody know what I can use to create collaborative text documents? I'm working on something with my boyfriend and we need to be able to both easily edit it. I'm not gonna use GoogleDocs but I need something that functions similarly.

I do have both LibreOffice and OnlyOffice, the latter of which I installed specifically because I heard you could collaborate easily on things, but I have no idea how to do that.

Help? :boost_ok:

“why not for [insert marginalized community]? why is it always black people?”

literally no one is stopping you 🙃🙃🙃🙃 go do the work 🤡🤡🤡🤡and leave us alone 🙃🙃🙃🙃

Thread, more thoughts on FOSS accessibility, accountability, ETC.
So, in many FOSS programs, there's this thing that says that that program shouldn't be counted on for any purpose and all that, that it may not work and such. And devs can hide under that, saying stuff like "well you know, out of scope, and besides it's my program, I don't have to make it accessible, do it yourself." Well, those devs should be scorned and boycotted, because they don't make FOSS better. The Pinephone in one project that said something like this, putting the blame on desktop Linux, while microaggressively telling me to do it myself. When you, as a developer, put something out there on Github, you are giving the community something, and if that something is inaccessible, it's your fault, and the community suffers for it. I no longer use Linux natively because of this repeated thing. No accountability, no responsibility, and no care for anyone besides biotypical and neurotypical people.

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