CATALOG HYMN**(See information below) (tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)
Mine eyes have see the glories of the catalog online, We have put up Argus terminals; we think they're really fine. There is only just one comment as they're standing there in line, High Tech is marching on! Refrain 1: All we need now is a printer, All we need now is a printer, All we need now is a printer, High Tech is marching on. Mine eyes have seen the glory of our catalog reformed, We bought all of these workstations and we've asked them to perform, Then our patrons use the system 'til the day they are informed The books they want are gone. Refrain 2: All the books we want are charged out, All the magazines are charged out, Everything we want is charged out, High Tech is marching on. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the future yet to be, Universal access means more work for you and me; Catalogs in cyberspace will be our destiny, VIRGO is history. Refrain 3: 110:: |a Glory, glory automation, 245:: |a Now I want my own workstation, 260:: |a Glory, glory automation, 500:: |a The network marches on.
[original message had this header and introduction, references, BEFORE the lyrics, not AFTER it as it is here.] **Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 15:48:52 -0400 From: "Jean L. Cooper"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Catalog Hymn Due to popular demand, I'm distributing these lyrics for the "Catalog Hymn" that was performed at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon [University of Virginia Library, 31 May 1995] The first two verses, and all three refrains, were written at the University of Minnesta Library, and passed on to us by Alan Manifold, the Systems Librarian at Purdue University. The original words were updated slightly, and a third verse written, by the members of the Ad Hoc Chorus of the University of Virginia Library. The refrain for verse 3 is coded as in the original document. ********
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