Sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the International Network of Public Libraries series recognizes the challenges faced by today's librarians. Consisting of sixteen experts from ten countries, the network strives to create a forum in which information and expertise can be shared in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of libraries. Their approach is highly practice-oriented; case studies present especially successful solutions. This series is an invative resource for public library professionals. Arend Flemming advocates the integration of public libraries as a necessary part of reforming public administration. He suggests that a change from the current system of budget-based management to more product-oriented management would benefit libraries by preparing them to meet the challenges of the future with greater ease.