An entirely reasonable request from somebody who was putting together reading lists for last week's Science & Engineering Week:
"Is there any way of tweaking the catalogue so that the 1950s editions of The Radio Engineers' Yearbook don't feature prominently in the first few pages when you do a subject search for 'engineering'?"
Sadly, not without replacing them with the manuals on colour TV decoding techniques and P.A.L. systems from the 1960s. I don't know why we have these items in stock: it's not like we have a full run of The Radio Engineers' Yearbook nor that these are areas covered by Subject Specialisation. Truth be known, they are remnants of unconsidered trifles.
"Can't we just get shut of them?" I ask.
"Oh no. People are always asking to borrow them."
They must be habitués of some part of this library that's still on Browne Issue then.