Alexandria focuses on national and international library and information (LIS) issues. It is concerned with LIS related concepts, policy and practice within all national collection institutions. 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 national information planning, bibliographic networks, cooperative information provision, open access, open data, standards, digitization and new library architecture. Discussion papers are also welcome on topics such as collection development, 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.