John V. Richardson

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The reviewed literature reported on plagiarism in the context of the digital era from the perspective of a broader educational spectrum. The authors of this review ask questions with regard to what constitutes plagiarism, how prevalent plagiarism is in our schools, colleges, and society, what is done to prevent and reduce plagiarism, the attitudes of(More)
The reference transaction can be understood as a system and mod-eled as such. By adopting a problem-solving paradigm other than the one traditionally used in this area (i.e., flowcharting), a systems analysis of the question-answering process can yield new insights. In particular , this article identifies fifteen functional requirements of the process as(More)
Designed for librarians, Question Master (QM) (at Question_Master) is a decision-support system automating some of the more routine, fact-type reference questions encountered in libraries. A series of Web pages guides librarians through a set of clarifying questions before making recommendations of an appropriate electronic or relevant(More)
Purpose – This article aims to present a comprehensive evaluation of user satisfaction and usability concerns related to five of the leading eBook readers including: the Amazon Kindle; the Apple iPad MB292LL/A; Barnes & Noble's Nook BNRV100; Borders' kobo reader N647-BUS-S; and the Sony Digital Reader PRs-950. Design/methodology/approach – This study is(More)
A report on the current national, university, and school libraries situation in Turkmenistan, covering the social, political, economic, and technological constraints in the development of its information economy. This account includes details of the 2000 national information policy law and the off-the-cuff Presidential remarks of April 2005 as well as(More)
Purpose – The paper aims to present the results of a survey of academic libraries about the adoption and perceived impact of Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 67 US academic libraries participated among the members of the Association of Research Libraries. Findings – It was found that each library was using some form of(More)
In this article-the first published quantitative evaluation of knowledge-based systems (KBS) or so-called expert systems-the authors quantitatively compare and contrast two systems: POINTER and Government Documents Reference Aid (GDRA). In a test based on fifteen typical U.S. government document reference questions about the federal level of government,(More)
In this article, the author reports on a recent visit to the Russian Far East to lecture and consult with Russian universities interested in developing new library and information science programs, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. It provides a brief geographical orientation to the region, background on the existing system of higher education in(More)
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