The Problem for Libraries

"Under financial constraint, universities have been unable to provide adequate support both for library budgets and for university presses. Responding to the pressure of shrinking budgets and of skyrocketing costs for medical, scientific, and technical journals, libraries have cut back on the number of books that they purchase."

--Stephen Greenblatt, A Letter to MLA Members
(republished in the Chronicle of Higher Education,
Tuesday, July 2, 2002)