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Feather, John

Works: 141 works in 687 publications in 4 languages and 13,632 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: Z1006, 303.4833
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Most widely held works by John Feather
Communicating knowledge : publishing in the 21st century by John Feather( )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communicating Knowledge provides an introduction to publishing practice in the context of the information society, concentrating on its structure and operation. This book aims to cover all aspects of publishing in the twenty first century, starting with a look at what publishing actually is and was from the past to the present, considering developments in publishing in a global economic context and summarizing the variety of published material, its formats and its sources."--BOOK JACKET
The information society : a study of continuity and change by John Feather( Book )

87 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this updated book the information society is explored in the light of the economic and social pressures which are placed upon information gatherers and keepers
A history of British publishing by John Feather( )

22 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the whole period in which books have been printed in Britain, from copying manuscripts to the Net Book Agreement
Building health promotion capacity : action for learning, learning from action by Scott McLean( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For health promotion practitioners across Canada and beyond, this book provides a coherent framework for effective professional practice. Leaders in health sector organizations will develop a firmer grasp of how to support health promotion practice and how to recruit and retain individual practitioners with a high level of capacity. Policy makers will improve their knowledge of environments that support the health promotion capacity of individuals and organizations. Scholars will learn about the nature of health promotion capacity and about a methodology for its study."--Jacket
A history of British publishing by John Feather( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised, restructured and thoroughly updated edition of a classic text covers six centuries of publishing in Britain, from before the invention of the printing press to the electronic era." "In this book, John Feather considers not only the publishing industry itself, but also areas affecting and affected by it, from education, politics, technology and law, to religion, custom and class. He traces the history of the publishing of books in Britain, looking at how they were financed, produced and distributed. Moving into the twentieth century he considers the fate of publishers such as Penguin, Macmillan, Faber & Faber and Collins and how they have fared against the onslaught of the great global corporations which dominate the media today." "In this radically reworked second edition, John Feather places Britain, and her book industries, firmly in the international marketplace. With transatlantic competition and co-operation now standard, and with books marketed across the world via internet stores, Feather concludes by asking, how British is British publishing?"--Jacket
International encyclopedia of information and library science by John Feather( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised and updated edition takes account of the radical changes that have taken place since it was originally conceived. With almost 600 A-Z entries, written by a global team of over 180 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The entries fall into four categories." "All the longer entries are fully supported by references and suggestions for further reading. And with its comprehensive index and substantial cross-referencing, this new edition of the International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science is destined to remain an invaluable tool both for reference and as a starting point for more in-depth study."--Jacket
A dictionary of book history by John Feather( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books in one form or another have been with us since the beginning of civilisation, and the study of them is an essential part of the study of the history of civilisation itself. This dictionary is a handbook for all those who need to know about the historyof books: scholars, bibliophiles, research students, librarians and booksellers. It will provide quick and easy reference for the specialist and non-specialist alike in unfamiliar territory. The dictionary is an alphabetical listig of articles in the following categories: Bibliographical terminology, bibliographers, bibliographies and bibliographical societies ; The history of printing, publishing and bookselling ; The physical history of the book: binding, typography, illustration and paper ; Book collecting, book collectors and libraries ."--Inside front cover
The provincial book trade in eighteenth-century England by John Feather( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was not until the eighteenth century that books became widely available throughout the whole of England. Publishing remained largely London-based, but the provincial market grew steadily in importance. In this pioneering study, drawing on a wide range of primary sources, John Feather traces the economic, social, and cultural forces which made possible this fundamental change, and assesses the impact of the metropolitan printed word on provincial society. He discusses the important issues of copyright and piracy; the various financial arrangements between booksellers and publishers; and above all the elaborate distribution and agency systems that enabled London publishers to retain their effective stranglehold by penetrating the provincial market at every level."--Publisher
Preservation and the management of library collections by John Feather( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition provides a comprehensive overview of the management and preservation of information in both traditional and electronic formats. It gives a broad overview for the beginner, but has sufficient depth to satisfy the more advanced
Managing preservation for libraries and archives : current practice and future developments by John Feather( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preservation of library and archival materials can encompass everything from bookbinding and paper repair to new techniques for maintaining and exploiting digital text, sound or images. Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives brings together an international team of contributors presenting the latest findings on key areas of preservation and addressing the most common storage and retrieval problems for different types of media. The authors also revisit traditional preservation and conservation approaches and suggest how to develop policies for the future. First summarising historical developments, the book sets out key preservation principles, rationales for selecting materials for preservation, and how to choose the best methods. Different contributors report on state-of-the-art preservation techniques for paper media and sound archives, explain how the appropriate techniques can be applied and how storage and access can best be managed in the long term. Later chapters analyse the benefits and problems of digitising different types of materials; the long-term viability of digital media; issues of access to digital surrogate documents as opposed to the original medium; and the challenges in the digital context of bibliographical control, cataloguing, metadata, distribution and copyright protection. An extensive chapter on international information sources provides signposting to a wealth of guidance on the latest techniques. Managing Preservation for Libraries and Archives will guide readers working in the library, archives, museum and heritage sectors through the choices between digital and traditional preservation techniques, and prepare them for likely future developments in managing both preservation and access
Disaster management for libraries and archives by John Feather( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishing, piracy, and politics : an historical study of copyright in Britain by John Feather( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wired world : an introduction to the theory and practice of the information society by James Dearnley( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of an Information Society has been developed & promoted by academic theorists, governments & authors since the 1960s. This book collates the disparate theoretical, historical & practical ideas underpinning the Information Society
Preservation management : policies and practices in British libraries by John Feather( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has happened in libraries and information in the last ten years and preservation and conservation issues have developed accordingly. The authors carried out a survey of around 500 British libraries to study preservation management practices over that period and the results of this questionnaire are the basis of this book. In analysing the responses it was clear that the fundamental issues about the access to and use of books were being addressed; preservation and retention of materials and media being the foundation of access. Having put the research into its historical context, the book moves on to the findings about management attitudes and practices. Policy issues are considered, and some of the national and international prescriptive policy documents issued by professional organizations are compared with those from the British libraries. The differences between the two form the basis of suggestions about how individual libraries might develop preservation policies and also what national policies could be considered. This is a book that will enable all librarians from all sectors to understand the importance and nature of preservation policies and to begin to create or improve their own
The English provincial book trade before 1850 : a checklist of secondary sources by John Feather( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of books and libraries : two views by John Feather( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Index to Selected Bibliographical Journals, 1971-1985 by John Feather( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the prophets; a study of the life, teaching and character of John the Baptist by John Feather( Book )

7 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British publishing by John Feather( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English book prospectuses : an illustrated history by John Feather( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Communicating knowledge : publishing in the 21st century
The information society : a study of continuity and changeA history of British publishingBuilding health promotion capacity : action for learning, learning from actionA history of British publishingInternational encyclopedia of information and library scienceThe provincial book trade in eighteenth-century EnglandManaging preservation for libraries and archives : current practice and future developmentsDisaster management for libraries and archives
Alternative Names
Feather J.

Feather J.P.

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Feather, J. P. 1947- (John P.)

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Feather, J. P. (John Pliny)

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جون فيذر، 1947-

فيزر، جون، 1947-

페더, 존

フェザー, J.

フェザー, ジョン