Plans are going forward for the special TWL issue on Nigeria; it should appear in 1996. One of the editors of the special issue, John Agada, has recently moved from Kansas to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, School of Library and Information Science, Milwaukee, WI 53201. He writes that he has 10 manuscripts so far, but hopes to have more. Anyone in Nigeria, or interested in Nigerian libraries, is invited to send their articles to Dr. Agada. The co–editor of the Nigeria issue is Raphael U. Ononogbo, University Librarian, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. We have had problems in communicating with Dr. Ononogbo, but expect he is also collecting materials.
The fifth seminar on “Bibliographic Information on Development” will be held 22 July to 16 August 1996 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RE, in Great Britain. The four–week course, directed by Bill Posnett and Helen Clement for the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), is designed for librarians in development fields, particularly for staff in multi–disciplined social science organizations. It is expected that most of the 20 participants will come from the third world. Although IDS cannot fund participants directly, the seminar brochure gives suggestions for possible financial assistance.
A new journal has been announced, by its editor, Ken M.C. Nweke: Frontiers of Information and Library Science (FILS);. Manuscripts are invited. FILS is scheduled to appear twice a year; the first issue was scheduled for June 1995, but we have not seen it. Scope of the journal includes acounts of practice and the results of empirical research. An annual subscription for institutions costs US$50.00 in Africa, $60.00 elsewhere. For individual subscribers the cost is $30.00 in Africa, $40.00 elsewhere. For details write to Dr. Nweke at the Department of Library Science, University of Nigeria, POB 3169, Nsukka, Nigeria.