Finding official British Information

Finding official British Information

Official Publishing in the Digital Age

1st Edition - December 20, 2011

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  • Authors: Jane Inman, Howard Picton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632926
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843343929

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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.

Key Features

  • Quick ‘how to find’ section for each area
  • Designed for the non-specialist
  • Covering central and local government, the devolved assemblies and other public bodies in the UK


All who need to access official information in the UK and understand what is available and how to find it

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: December 20, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632926
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843343929

About the Authors

Jane Inman

Jane Inman is Communications and Information Manager for the Environment and Economy Directorate, Warwickshire County Council. She is also Chair of the Affiliation of Local Government Information Specialists and serves on the Standing Committee on Official Publications. She writes a regular column on official publishing and contributes material to other publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Warwickshire County Council, UK

Howard Picton

Contributions from Howard Picton.

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