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John Pliny Feather

John Pliny Feather, British library science educator, writer.

Background

  • Feather, John Pliny was born on December 20, 1947 in Leeds, England. Son of Harold R. and Ethel M. (Barrett) Feather.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1968. BLitt, Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University, England, 1986.

    Career

    • Assistant librarian Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1972-1979. Fellow in bibliography Cambridge University Library, England, 1977-1978. From lecturer library science to professor Loughborough University, Leicester, England, 1979—2003, professor, since 2003, head Department library science, 2003—2006.

      Dean Graduate School, since 2010. Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1982. Consultant British Council, since 1983, United Nations Educational, 1984-1985.

    Works

    • Information Society: A Study of Continuity and Change, Sixth Edition (Facet Publications (All Titles as Published))
    • What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the political, economic and cultural pressures that are placed upon information creators, gatherers and keepers? Set against a broad historical backdrop, The Information Society explores the information revolution that continues to gather pace, as the understanding and management of information becomes even more important in a world where data can be transmitted in a split second.
    • Conceptual Physical Science (5th Edition)
    • Conceptual Physical Science, Fifth Edition, takes learning physical science to a new level by combining Hewitt's leading conceptual approach with a friendly writing style, strong integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of media resources to help professors in class, and students out of class.
    • Conceptual Physical Science (5th Edition)
    • Conceptual Physical Science, Fifth Edition, takes learning physical science to a new level by combining Hewitt's leading conceptual approach with a friendly writing style, strong integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of media resources to help professors in class, and students out of class.

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Society Arts, Chartered Institute Library and Information Professionals (editor Rare Books Group newsletter 1974-1978, chair rare books group 1994-1998). Member Oxford Bibiog. Society (general editor 1975-1988, president 1988-1992), Bibliographical Society (council 1982-1985), International Federation Library Associations (committee on conservation 1985-1991, British national committee 1985-1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, cooking, music.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Rees, July 10, 1971.
    • father: Harold R. Feather
    • mother: Ethel M. (Barrett) Feather
    • spouse: Sarah Rees
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    Born December 20, 1947
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Oxford University
    • 1972
      Master of Arts
    • 1986
      Loughborough University
    • 1972 - 1979
      Assistant, librarian Bodleian Library
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      fellow, in bibliography Cambridge University Library
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1979 - 2003
      from lecturer, library science to professor Loughborough University
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 2010
      dean Graduate School
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