[Koha] CHAT/Video: the Avenging Chicken Fills and Interlibrary Loan Request

King, Fred Fred.King at Medstar.net
Thu Feb 15 03:54:49 NZDT 2024

Esteemed colleagues,

This has absolutely nothing to do with Koha, but it does have to do with the Avenging Chicken, libraries, and interlibrary loans. If you're not interested, please hit the delete key now and accept my apologies for the post.

For people not in the medical library field, a bit of explanation may be in order. Docline is an interlibrary loan system started by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, used by medical libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is an absolutely wonderful system, especially when an article is needed RIGHT NOW for urgent patient care. When it was started in 1985, its mascot was Tugger, a dog owned by an NLM employee. Docline was extensively revised around 2019, and he was retired. Many people miss him, and he makes a brief appearance here.

Several months ago, an earworm insinuated itself into my mind, and the symptoms became so severe that I was compelled to turn it into a stop-motion video starring the Avenging Chicken. For those of you not familiar with the 1966 American TV series, look up Batman and the composer Neal Hefti. The video is here:
and it's part of the Avenging Chicken's YouTube channel:

Usual disclaimer applies: my opinions only, and I have no idea of where this was filmed.


Fred King, MSLS, AHIP
Medical Librarian, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
fred.king at medstar.net
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I have a long history of fooling around with other people's music.
--Peter Schickele (1935-2024)

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