Alexandria, as its subtitle states, focuses on national and international library and information issues. It is concerned with both policy and practice. It accepts descriptive articles on particular national or major research libraries, or on the situation within a country or a region with regard to such matters as bibliographic networks, cooperative information provision, document delivery and national information planning. Discussion papers are also welcomed on national issues such as national retention and preservation policies, the promotion of national library services, and the response of national and major research libraries to the digital environment. Reviews of books or reports within the journal's scope are also included.