Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

October 1999


Published in The Library Quaterly, Volume 69, Number 4 (October 1999), pp. 524-526. Copyright 1999 The University of Chicago Press. Used by permission.


In all, the collection of essays does accomplish the editors' goal of focusing on the issues that are emerging as digital technologies transform our campuses and our libraries. As one might anticipate, the collection is a bit uneven, as some pieces are clearly geared to the novice in the field while others are more useful for experienced administrators. There is also a fair amount of repetition found between the pieces as each author included basic information in their works. For example, the statistics on rising costs of journals and decreasing ability of libraries to purchase monograph and journals appear frequently throughout the collection. The collection is perhaps best sampled, rather than read through, so that readers can reflect on the issues of most importance to them while skipping over sections that may be too introductory.