Finding official British Information

Official Publishing in the Digital Age


  • Jane Inman, Warwickshire County Council, UK
  • Howard Picton

Examining the different bodies that publish official material, this book describes the types of material published, how it is made available and how it is recorded. Finding Official British Information focuses on the digital availability of official information and considers how much is now freely available on the web and how to locate it as well as addressing issues of web only publishing. It covers public bodies in the UK and includes publications issued by central and local government as well as the devolved assemblies and the many other organisations that issue official publications.
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All who need to access official information in the UK and understand what is available and how to find it


Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-392-9


Jane and Howard have so much experience with official publishing that it was high time they wrote it down for the rest of us. This book will be an invaluable addition to the shelves of anyone who needs help tracking down and using official publications., Andrew Coburn, Chairman SCOOP
I would definitely recommend this book as a useful tool for the generic Reference Librarian and specialist alike., Refer
This book could hardly be more thorough and detailed., CILIP Update

Table of Contents

The digital environment; Definitions and why official information is published; Parliament at Westminster; Devolved Parliament and assemblies and regional government; Central Government departments at Westminster; Other public bodies including the National Health Service and Police; Local Government including the Fire Service; Statistics; The future of access to official information.