- 23rd Mar 2013
The Information Society: A study of continuity and change
John Feather BLitt MA PhD FCLIP is Professor of Library and Information Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at Loughborough University; he is a former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University.
Reference and Research Book News
The sixth edition of what has now become a standard textbook in its field, this book has been updated about every four years since the first edition was published in 1994...As an introductory textbook that describes how information has been accumulated, analysed and disseminated through the ages, this book is recommended to library and information students.
Australian Academic & Research Libraries
There are very few books in the field of LIS publishing that can be said to be essential, but it is fair to say that The Information Society has been, since its first edition, one of them...the book continues to provide the definitive overview of the information society in an informed, thoughtful and insightful way…This book is a must buy for students on any undergraduate or postgraduate information course; it literally paints the picture of the macro-environment in which we work and live, and offers a thought-provoking foray into the ethical dimensions the information society provides. Highly recommended.