Maybe college and university administrators have had it .right all the time-and librarians have been out of touch with reality. Is it possible that one of our most vocal causes has been a misguided one?

What I am talking about is the size of library budgets for the purchase of information resources. As colleges and universities experienced rapid growth following World War II, libraries shared in the largesse that resulted from increasing enrollments. New library buildings sprouted everywhere; budgets for learning resources expanded to fill the buildings. Life was good.