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Career: ed Scolar Press 1970-71, asst librarian Bodleian Library Oxford 1972-79, fell Darwin Coll Cambridge 1977-78, Munby fell in bibliography Univ of Cambridge 1977-78; Loughborough Univ: lectr 1979-84, sr lectr 1984-87, prof of library and info studies 1987-, head of Dept of Info and Library Studies 1989-94 and 2003-06, dean of educn and humanities 1994-96, pro-vice-chllr 1996-2000, dean Grad Sch 2010-14, emeritus prof 2014-; memb numerous nat and int professional ctees; fell Library Assoc 1986, FRSA 1996

Books & Publications English Book Prospectuses - An Illustrated History (1984), The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England (1985), A Dictionary of Book History (1986), A History of British Publishing (1988, revised edn 2006), Preservation and the Management of Library Collections (1991, revised 1997), The Information Society (1994, revised 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2013), Publishing, Piracy and Politics (1994), The Wired World (with James Dearnley, 2001), Publishing: Communicating Knowledge in the 21st Century (2003)
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