And the Best Librarian Adaptation of a Lady Gaga Song goes to:


Sarah Wachter and the students and faculty from the University of Washington's Information School for Catalog (Ca-ca-ca-catalog, ca-ca-catalog. (Don't forget the databases)). It is absolutely brilliant. I think RBMS should bring them in to perform live (or at least have it played) in Philly.

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Ms. Wachter wrote the lyrics (and directed, etc.) and kindly posted the lyrics that I quote below:


You got a question that is causing you some pain
Typin' keywords into the search engine again.
Look your naïve searching just ain't gonna get it done
Cause when it comes to search if it's not tough it isn't fun (fun)

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll blow your mind, show you how to find.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll blow your mind, show you how to find.

Can use my
Can use my
Yeah you can use my catalog
(Don't forget the databases)
Can use my
Can use my
Yeah you can use my catalog
(Don't forget the databases)

Ca-ca-ca-catalog ca-ca-catalog
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ca-ca-ca-catalog ca-ca-catalog
(Mum mum mum mah)

This keyword search it gives you way too many hits
Boolean limits pare things down to just what fits
Use the thesaurus to find subject terms that work
Then in just one minute you'll be through like Captain Kirk (Kirk)

[Chorus]

We love the Big 6, baby!

Step one define your problem
Pick your sources.
Then go huntin'. We're not puntin'
On the research. We're engaging and extracting somethin'
Then you can put it back together
Tell your friends about your awesomeness
It's synthesis synthesis
Evaluate cause we're into this.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this project. It is wonderful and you deserve all the praise I am confident will be heaped upon you.
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