Robert Richards J.D., M.S.L.I.S., M.A., B.A

City
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Discipline
Social Sciences
Interests
Legal communication, eGovernment, Electronic government, eParticipation, Citizen lawmaking, eRulemaking, Direct democracy, Legal informatics, Legal information behavior, Legal knowledge representation, Legal metadata, Legal publishing, Legal journalism, I
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Publications

  • Legal Informatics Research Today [slides]: Implications for Legal Prediction, 3D Printing, and eDiscovery

    Richards R

    CICL 2013: The Fifth Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (2013)

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  • Evaluation Report on the 2012 Citizens’ Initiative Reviews for the Oregon CIR Commission

    Knobloch K, Gastil J, Richards R, Feller T

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  • Making Direct Democracy Deliberative through Random Assemblies

    Gastil J, Richards R

    Politics & Society (2013)

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  • Legislation by Amateurs: The Role of Legal Details and Knowledge in Initiative Deliberation

    Richards R, Gastil J

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  • E. W. Scripps.

    Baldasty G, Richards R

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  • Legal Narrative in the Citizens’ Panel: Identifying Theories to Explain Storytelling in a Small Group Deliberation about Ballot Initiatives

    Richards R

    NCA 2012: National Communication Association Annual Conference (2012)

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  • Legal Informatics Blog

    Richards R

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  • Vicarious Deliberation: How the Oregon Citizens' Initiative Review Influences Deliberation in Mass Elections

    Gastil J, Knobloch K, Richards R

    RSA 2012: Rhetoric Society of America Annual Conference (2012)

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  • Making Direct Democracy Deliberative through Random Assemblies

    Gastil J, Richards R

    ASA 2012: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (2012)

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  • Complementarity, Integration, and Responsiveness: Making E-Government Work in Developing Nations

    Richards R

    Public Administration Review (2012)

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  • Openness and Interoperability: The Aims of Recent Legal Informatics Activity

    Richards R

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  • The Use of Non-MARC Metadata in AALL Libraries: A Baseline Study

    Richards R

    Law Library Journal (2011)

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  • A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law

    Richards R

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  • Ad Hominem Political Rhetoric on Twitter: A Brief Example

    Richards R

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  • “A Tapestry of Data”: Open Legislation with The State Decoded

    Richards R

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  • Open, Generative, and User Centered: The Potential of SMS-Based Legal Technology for Development

    Richards R

    Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization (2011)

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  • Adapting Specialized Legal Metadata to the Digital Environment: The Code of Federal Regulations Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules

    Richards R, Bruce T

    ICAIL 2011: The 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (2011)

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  • Examples of Specialized Legal Metadata Adapted to the Digital Environment, from The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

    Richards R, Bruce T

    dg.o 2011: The 12th International Conference on Digital Government Research (2011)

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  • Indian Kanoon: Sushant Sinha on Innovation and Free Law in India

    Richards R

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  • Crowdsourcing Lawmaking with LexPop

    Richards R

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  • Citizen Lawmaking and Technology: What’s New and What’s Ahead?

    Richards R

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  • Finding Hidden Treasure, Part 2: More on: Finding Hidden Treasure

    Richards R

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  • Finding Hidden Treasure

    Richards R

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  • What Do Citizen Lawmakers Need to Know?

    Richards R

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  • Selective Retraction of Inaccurate Statements About Public Figures: A Case Study

    Richards R

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  • Context and Legal Informatics Research

    Richards R

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  • Laws of Licensing: U.S. Computer Information Licensing Under the Common Law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act

    Richards R

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  • Thoughts on Google & Legal Research

    Richards R

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  • Review of Cass R. Sunstein, A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before

    Richards R

    Law Library Journal (2010)

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  • Google Mobile App: What Might It Mean for Legal Research? Part 2

    Richards R

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  • Google Mobile App: What Might It Mean for Legal Research? Part 1

    Richards R

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  • ABA Passes Resolution Opposing BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Provisions

    Richards R

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  • Michigan’s State Law Library Faces Service Cuts, Uncertainty

    Richards R

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  • The Bespoke Academic Law Library

    Richards R

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  • Barbara Bintliff: Leading Through Service and Scholarship

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  • Dicta: Paying to Play: Why Lawyers Should Care About Digital Rights Management

    Richards R

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  • The Shape of Legal Publishing Today

    Richards R

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  • Collection Development: What’s On Our Minds

    Richards R

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  • AALL Annual Meeting Report

    Richards R

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  • Uncertainty Abounding: How Technology Is Changing Government Documents Services in Law Libraries

    Richards R

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  • A Legal Publishers’ List: Corporate Affiliations of Legal Publishers

    Richards R

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  • Report on AALL Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 1999

    Richards R

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  • A Legal Publishers’ List: A Cooperative Success

    Richards R

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  • LawTRIO Law Publications Database (database review)

    Richards (reviewer) R

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  • A LEGAL PUBLISHERS' LIST: CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS OF LEGAL PUBLISHERS

    Richards comp. R

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  • LAW LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: POLICY DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

    Richards comp. R

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  • Finding Guide to Selected Resources in British Law Materials at the University of Colorado at Boulder Law Library

    Murley D, Richards r

    FINDING GUIDES TO THE BRITISH STUDIES COLLECTIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER LIBRARIES (1998)

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  • Collection Development for Reference: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography Emphasizing Networked Resources

    Richards R

    TOWARDS A NEW VISION OF REFERENCE: KALEIDOSCOPIC COLLECTIONS AND REAL LIBRARIANS (1998)

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  • A Feast of Formats: Challenges to Choosing the Right Medium for Legal Information

    Richards R

    AGAINST THE GRAIN (1997)

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  • A Legal Publishers’ List: Librarians Cooperate to Discern the Corporate Affiliations of U.S. Legal Publishers

    Richards R

    THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LEGAL INFORMATION: THE NEW LANDSCAPE (1999)

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  • A Legal Publishers’ List: Librarians Cooperate to Discern the Corporate Affiliations of U.S. Legal Publishers

    Richards R

    LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. (1999)

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  • Stewardship, Partnership, Self-Understanding: An Exploration of Values in Acquisitions Work

    Richards R

    AGAINST THE GRAIN (2000)

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  • Licensing Agreements: Contracts, the Eclipse of Copyright, and the Promise of Cooperation

    Richards R

    PUBLISHING AND THE LAW: CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES (2001)

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  • Licensing Agreements: Contracts, the Eclipse of Copyright, and the Promise of Cooperation

    Richards R

    ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN (2001)

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  • LEGAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS & LEGAL INFORMATICS RESOURCES

    Richards R

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  • Ways to Share the Riches: Web-Based Resources for Selective Housing Arrangements

    Richards R

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  • A Law Librarian Looks at Legal Informatics Scholarship

    Richards R

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  • Perspective: But Why Do You Need the Walls?

    Simoni C, Richards R

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  • OBS-SIS/TS-SIS Research Roundtable

    Richards R

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  • Cost-Effective Research in U.S. Bankruptcy Law

    Richards R

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  • What Is Legal Information?

    Richards R

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  • COLORADO LEGAL RESOURCES: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bintliff B, Richards R

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  • TOWARDS A NEW VISION OF REFERENCE: KALEIDOSCOPIC COLLECTIONS AND REAL LIBRARIANS

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Professional experience

Ph.D. Candidate, Research Asst., Graduate Instructor

Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

August 2011 - Present

Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant

University of Washington, Department of Communication

September 2010 - July 2011 (10 months)

Head of Technical Services

Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Legal Research Center

May 2007 - October 2008 (1 year 5 months)

Acquisitions Librarian

Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Legal Research Center

March 2007 - April 2007 (1 month)

Technical Services Librarian

University of Colorado Law Library

February 1997 - July 2003 (6 years 5 months)

Education history

Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

August 2011 - Present

University of Washington, Department of Communication

September 2010 - May 2011 (8 months)

University of Virginia School of Law

J.D.

August 2003 - May 2006 (2 years 9 months)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S.L.I.S.

August 1994 - August 1996 (2 years)

University of Iowa

M.A., Communications Studies

August 1992 - May 1994 (1 year 9 months)

Yale University

B.A. English

August 1985 - May 1992 (6 years 9 months)