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Retrenched Journals: Further On The World Bank Loan In Nigeria

R. Olorunsola


This paper reviews the difficulties encountered by Nigerian librarians as a result of inflation and the general poor state of the economy in the 1980s, noting that many libraries had to suspend periodical subscriptions. With the World Bank loan of 19901993 funds became available for renewing subscriptions, but technicalities and bureaucracy had to be overcome. At the University of Ilorin, systematic efforts were successful, so that at the end of the process there were more subscriptions than there had been before the loan.

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