As we were leaving Catty Infirmary, stopping to say thank you and goodbye to our colleagues in the library who hosted this morning's meetings, Daisy Dormouse spotted a pile of books by the door.
"We used to get that but it's too expensive these days."
"Those are old copies, we've just got the new edition. We're throwing those out. You can have one if you want."
"Could we have two: one for Dutch Bend and one for Helminthdale. We get asked for it all the time."
Our reference stock profile in a nutshell: a pile of out-of-date books that are 'asked for all the time' with neither metrics nor supporting evidence of their use.