John V. Lombardi


Professor of History and
Associate Director Libraries
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275
 

jlombardi@library.umass.edu
johnvlombardi1@gmail.com
lombardi@jvlone.com
JVL Webpage

Education

Columbia University, New York, 1963-68. M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1968)
University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1960-63. B.A. (1963)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1960

Administrative Appointments

Associate Director Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013-
President, Louisiana State University System, 2007-2012
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002-2007
President, University of Florida, 1990-1999
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
    The Johns Hopkins University, 1987-90
Indiana University
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Bloomington, 1985-87
    Dean, International Programs, 1978-1985
    Director, LatinAmerican Studies Program, Bloomington, 1971-74

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013-
Professor, Department of History, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2007-2013 [On leave 2013, retired 2013]
Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002-2007
Director, The Center for Measuring University Performance, 2013-
Co-Editor, The Top American Research Universities, 2002-
Director, The Center for Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences,
    University of Florida, 1998-2002
Professor, Department of History, University of Florida, 1990-2002
Professor, Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University, 1987-90
Indiana University, Department of History
    Professor, Bloomington,1977-87
    Associate Professor, Bloomington, 1971-77
    Assistant Professor, Bloomington, 1969-71
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Bloomington, 1968-69
    Assistant Professor, Southeast, 1968-69(on leave)
    Lecturer, Department of History, IUSoutheast, 1967-68
Profesor Contratado, Escuela de Historia,
    Facultad de Humanidades y Educación,
    Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, 1967

Boards

Board of Trustees, American International College, Springfield, MA., 2015-
Board of Trustees, The Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Inc., 2014-
Board of Trustees, The Kislak Family Foundations, Inc., 2014-
Kislak Program Advisory Committee, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center, 2014-
Board of Governors, Emily Dickinson Museum, 2013-.
Editorial Board, Portal: Libraries and the Academy (The Johns Hopkins University Press), 2000-2015
Advisory Board to Library of Congress, the Kislak Collection for The Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Inc., 2000-
Executive Strategic Council, IMS Global Learning Consortium, 2006-2011
Board of Directors, Nabors Industries Ltd., 2009-2015
Board of Directors, Gold Standard Multimedia, 2000-04
Advisory Board, Cambio Solutions, LLC, 2000-01

Books
Note many items below available on line at http://jvlone.com/

  • The Top American Research Universities, 2015 (Tempe and Amherst: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University and UMass Amherst) Elizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips, John V. Lombardi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane E. Craig. [Includes What’s in a Name? The Classification of Research Universities
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2014 (Tempe and Amherst: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University and UMass Amherst) John V. Lombardi, Betty Capaldi Phillips, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane E. Craig. [Includes Tracking Academic Research Funding: The Competitive Context for the Last Ten Years Diane D. Craig and John V. Lombardi]
  • How Universities Work (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2013).
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2013 (Tempe and Amherst: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University and UMass Amherst) Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, John V. Lombardi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane E. Craig. [Includes The Best American Research Universities Rankings: Four Perspectives Diane D. Craig and John V. Lombardi]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2012 (Tempe and Amherst: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University and UMass Amherst) John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Phillips, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane D. Craig. [Includes Measuring research Performance: National and International Perspectives published online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2011 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane D. Craig. [Includes Moving Up: The Marketplace for Federal Research in America published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2010 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance,Arizona State University) by Elizabeth D. Capaldi, John V. Lombardi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane D. Craig. [Includes In Pursuit of Number ONE published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universitie, 2009 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane D. Craig. [Includes Research University Competition and Financial Challenges published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2008 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University) by Elizabeth D. Capaldi, John V. Lombardi, Craig W. Abbey, and Diane D. Craig. [Includes Competition and Restructuring the American Research University published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2007 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, and Craig W. Abbey. [Includes Rankings, Competition, and the Evolving American University by Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi, published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2006 (Tempe: The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, and Craig W. Abbey.
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2005 (Corrected) (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Denise S. Mirka, and Craig W. Abbey. [Includes Deconstructing University Rankings: Medicine and Engineering, and Single Campus Research Competitiveness, published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2004 (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Kristy R. Reeves, Denise S. Gater. [Includes Measuring and Improving Research Universities: TheCenter at Five years published separately online as Comparing Apples and Oranges: Five Years of Measuring University Performance at TheCenter.]
  • TheTop American Research Universities, 2003 (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Diane D. Craig, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Denise S. Gater, Dominic Rivers. [Includes The Sports Imperative in America's Research Universities published separately online.]
  • La crisis estructural de las sociedades implantadas; Director, Germán Carrera Damas; Codirector, John V. Lombardi (Vol V, Historia General de América Latina; Paris: UNESCO, 2003.
  • Venezuela en la época de transición, Caracas: Academia Nacional de la Historia, El Libro Menor 228, 2002. (Includes the paper on "The Century of Transition" and a revised version of the chapter on "A City in the Midst of War," from People and Places, both listed below.)
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2002 (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Diane D. Craig, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Denise S. Gater. [Includes University Organization, Governance, and Competitiveness, published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2001 (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Diane D. Craig, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Denise S. Gater, and Sarah L. Mendonça. [Includes Quality Engines: The Competitive Context for Research Universities published separately online.]
  • The Top American Research Universities, 2000 (Gainesville: TheCenter, University of Florida) by John V. Lombardi, Diane D. Craig, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, and Denise Gater. [Includes The Myth of Number One: Indicators of Research University Performance, published separately online.]
  • Materiales para la cuestión agraria en Venezuela (1822-1860). Mano de obra: opinión Vol. II. Estudios preliminares de John V. Lombardi y Carmen Gómez (Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1995)
  • Venezuela: La búsqueda del orden, el sueño del progreso, Barcelona, Spain, 1985. (Translated and updated edition of Oxford University Press item below.)
  • Computer Literacy: The Basic Concepts and Language (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983).
  • A Teaching Atlas of Latin American History, by Cathryn L. Lombardi and John V. Lombardi (Madison: University Wisconsin Press, 1983).
  • Venezuela: The Search for Order, The Dream of Progress (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982).
  • Venezuelan History: A Comprehensive Working Bibliography, by John V. Lombardi, et al. (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977).
  • People and Places in Colonial Venezuela (Part I--The Population of the Bishopric of Caracas in the Late Colonial Period, Part II--A Workbook in the Historical Demography of Venezuela, the Bishopric of Caracas, 1776-1838) (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976).
  • La decadencia y abolición de la esclavitud en Venezuela, 1820-1854 (Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1974). (A translation of the following item.)
  • The Decline and Abolition of Negro Slavery in Venezuela, 1820-1854 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1971).
  • The Political Ideology of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier: Propagandist for Independence (Cuernavaca, Mexico: SONDEOS, Centro Intercultural de Documentación, 1968).

Professional Service

  • Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2002-2007
  • American Association of Universities (AAU): Executive Committee, 1997-99; Presidential Search Committee, 1991-92; Research Committee, 1990-99; Indirect Cost Committee, 1990-99; Undergraduate Education Task Force, 1990-99; Retirement Study Advisory Council, 1988-89; Task Force on Electronic Communication, 1983-84; U.S. Department of Defense Universities Forum, Task Force on International Studies and Manpower, 1982-87
  • American Council on Education, Board of Directors (1997-2000); Nominating Committee (1997-00); Commission on International Education (1987-89)
  • National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC): Executive Committee, 1993-7?; Commission on International Affairs, Vice-Chairman 1991-92, Chairman 1992-93; International Affairs Steering Committee, 1982-87; Division of International Education, Board of Directors (for CICHE), 1987-89; Standing Committee on Academic Affairs of the Division of International Affairs May 1990-3; International Agriculture Coordinating Committee (IACC), Council of Presidents, Appointed 2006.
  • Greenwood Publishing Group, Editorial Board, Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations, Appointed 1996.
  • Kellogg Commission on the Future of the Land-Grant University, 1995-97.
  • Florida TaxWatch, Senior Research Fellow, Appointed 1995.
  • North-South Center, University of Miami, External Grants Program-Proposal Review Panel, 1991-94
  • Pan American Institute of Geography and History, Commission on History, 1977-94 (U.S. Representative, 1991-94); Committee on Emancipation, 1977-94
  • Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc., Board of Directors, 1994-97, 1997-2000
  • Florida-Buenos Aires Sister State Cooperation Committee, Appointed by Gov. L.Chiles, 1992-1998.
  • Southeastern Conference, (SEC) Vice-President, 1993-95 (elected); President, 1995-97 (elected)
  • Woodrow Wilson Center, Review of Latin American Program, Chair external review committee, 1995.
  • Florida Association of College and Universities, Board of Directors, June 1990
  • National Foreign Language Center, National Advisory Board, Ex Oficio, 1987-89
  • Conference on Latin American History: President, 1988; Vice-President, 1987; Committees: General Committee, 1987-89; Committee on Historical Demography, 1980-86; Program Committee, Chair, 1980; Nominating Committee, 1978; Program Committee, 1977; Continuing Committee on Historical Statistics, 1976-86; History Prize Committee, 1973; Ad-Hoc Committee on the Status and Functions of Regional Committees, 1973; Gran Colombian Studies Committee, Chairman 1973, Vice-Chairman 1972; Continuing Committee on Activities and Projects, 1972-79
  • State University System of Florida, Board of Regents: Program Review of Area Studies Academic Programs, Chair of Consultant Team, 1986.
  • American Historical Association, Executive Council, 1984-85
  • Mid-West Universities Consortium for International Activities(MUCIA), Member of the Board, 1978-87; Secretary of the Board, 1981-82
  • Inter-American University Cooperation, Planning Committee and Steering Committee, 1980-87
  • Latin American Research Review, Editorial Board, 1979-82
  • Indiana University, Bloomington: Chairman, Policy Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1976-1978; Chairman, Faculty Affairs Committee, Bloomington Faculty Council, 1976-77; Elected, Bloomington Faculty Council, 1976-85 (various terms)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Program Committee, 1973-74
  • UCLA Statistical Abstracts of Latin America, Editorial Board, Appointed 1977.

Honorary Memberships

  • The John V. and Cathryn L. Lombardi Scholarship, Commonwealth College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Established 2007.
  • Rotary Club, Gainesville, 1990; Baton Rouge, 2007.
  • President Emeritus, University of Florida, 2002.
  • The John V. Lombardi Scholarship, Honors Program, University of Florida, Established 2002.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business, University of Florida, Elected 1994.
  • Phi Mu Alpha, Honorary Music Fraternity, University of Florida, Elected honorary member, 1994.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, University of Florida, Elected honorary member, 1994.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, University of Florida, Elected honorary member, 1994.
  • Orden de Andrés Bello, Primera Clase, Banda de Honor (Venezuela), 1993.
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honorary Society, University of Florida, Elected honorary member, 1992.
  • Golden Key, National Honor Society, University of Florida, Elected honorary member 1990.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, University of Florida, Elected honorary member, 1990.
  • Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, University of Florida, 1990.
  • Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C., Elected 1982.
  • Academia Nacional de la Historia (Venezuela), Corresponding Member (USA), Elected 1978.

Fellowships and Grants

  • Director, Mid-West Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), Malaysia Cooperative Program, 1984-87.
  • Fundación Simón Bolívar, Caracas. "La Integración de América," 1979-83.
  • Director, A Teaching Atlas of Latin American History Project, Tinker Foundation-Conference on Latin American History, 1977-1983.
  • St. Antony's College, Oxford, elected Senior Associate Member, 1979.
  • Director, MUCIA Project on "Formation, Structure, and Dynamics of a Primate City: A Case Study of Caracas, 1560-1960," 1974-76.
  • Sabbatical Leave, Indiana University, 1974-75.
  • U.S. Director, Foreign Area Fellowship Program, Collaborative-Research Training Seminar on Historical Demography, Caracas, Venezuela, Summer 1973.
  • Indiana University:
    Summer Faculty Fellowships, 1970, 1971, 1976.
    Faculty Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1968, 1970, 1976.
    International Affairs Center, Latin American Summer Research Grant, 1968, 1969, 1972.
  • Fundación Creole Fellowship, Venezuela, 1966-67.
  • Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship, Venezuela, 1965-66.
  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship, New York, 1965.

Articles, Papers, Presentations, and Ephemera
Note many items below available on line at http://jvlone.com/

  • "Picking Winners: The Redefinition of University Competition," The Nicholas A. D'Amato MD Memorial Lecture, October 26, 2016, Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • "Elitism, Ideology, and Pragmatism: A US Higher Education Perspective," Keynote presentation for the Conference on Neo-Liberalism and Public Higher Education (Julian Samora Research Institution, March 27-28, 2015, Michigan State University).
  • "Universities Should Admit Athletes Aren't Amateurs" Inside Higher Ed, October 31, 2014.
  • "Universities Should Create a Sports Performance Degree for Athletes," Inside Higher Ed, April 3, 2014.
  • "The High Cost of Higher Education: Part 3," Johns Hopkins University Press Blog, 2014.
  • "Research Universities: The Next Five Years," Rainer and Julie Martens Invited Lecture, 2013 National Academy of Kinesiology Conference, 83rd Annual Meeting, September 19, 2013.
  • "Measuring research Performance: National and International Perspectives," in The Top American Research Universities, Diane D. Craig and John V. Lombardi,(2012).
  • "Living in the Cloud: Who Owns It, Who Pays for It, Who Keeps It Safe, and Will My Kids Inherit the Wind?," Association of Research Libraries, Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, Va. (October 29, 2012).
  • Review of Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University, By James H. Capshew (Indiana University Press, 2012) in Indiana Magazine of History (108, 2012).
  • "Leading the University: The Roles of Trustees, Presidents, and Faculty," Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning (45:1, 24-32, 2013) by Richard Legon, John V. Lombardi, and Gary Rhoades.
  • "Is NCAA Amateurism A Sham? A 'Student Athlete' Reality Check," The American Enterprise Debates (John V. Lombardi and Taylor Branch), American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, September 04, 2012.
  • "Comparing Universities' Sports Subsidies to Library Spending," Inside Higher Ed, June 1, 2012.
  • "Moving Up: The Marketplace for Federal Research in America," in The Top American Research Universities, Diane D. Craig and John V. Lombardi, (2011).
  • "Peace in Multi-State Systems," Warring States Papers: Studies in Chinese and Comparative Philology (1:1, 2010 [2012]), 245-248.
  • "The Word Processor Wars, 1978 to 1996: Reflections of a Participant Observer," The Club, January 5, 2012, Springfield, Massachusetts. Including presentation on "Microcomputers and the Word Wars: A Personal Adventure, 1978-1986."
  • "Academic Performance and the BCS," Inside Higher Ed, by Lombardi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, and Craig W. Abbey, September 29, 2011.
  • "In Pursuit of Number ONE" in The Top American Research Universities, 2010.
  • "Epilogue: History and Our Heroes--The Bolívar Legend" and "Beginning to Read about Bolívar" in Simón Bolívar: Essays on the Life and Legacy of the Liberator, eds. David Bushnell and Lester D. Langley, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, pp. 159-191.
  • Humes, L. R. "Perspectives on the Progression of Learning in Higher Education: An Interview with John Lombardi." IMS Global Learning Consortium Series on Learning Impact, January 25, 2008.
  • "How Long Can I Last?" in Presidential Transitions: It's Not the Position, It's the Transition by Patrick H. Sanaghan, Larry Goldstein, and Kathleen D. Gaval, Praeger, 2007, imprint 2008.
  • "Introduction: Columbus and the Encounter,"
    "Introduction: The New Nation" in The Jay I Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2007, pp. 55-56, 199.
  • "On the Research Library: A  Comment" in Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA, September 25-27, 2006.
  • Reality Check: The Blog. Inside HigherEd, 2007-2013
    2013
    11/01, Minimalist College: The Testing Floor
    06/02, Coursera and the NCAA

    2012
    11/12, MOOCs and the Future of the University
    9/12, Academic Fantasies: Open Trustee Meetings
    7/23, The Next Big Thing
    05/23, Governance: A Fable
    05/10, Content and Context: In Search of Credentials

    2011
    11/23, Global Research Benchmarking System
    10/19, In Praise of Librarians
    09/21, College Sports and Our Winter of Discontent

    2010
    20/08, Watching the Money

    2009
    11/09, Seeking Federal Support
    05/08, Leveraging Crisis for Competitive Advantage
    03/25, The Mote in Thy Brother's Eye
    01/09, Budget Crises, Academic Change: A Fable

    2008
    10/19, Performing to Make Money--Making Money to Perform
    08/10, The Amateur Challenge of College Sports
    07/14, Naming Names: Ten Rules
    07/02, Keeping Donors and Their Heirs Happy
    05/27, Managing the Elite
    04/29, Financial Aid: Buying Student Talent
    04/23, Managing for Improvement: Part II
    04/21, Managing for Improvement: Part I
    02/05, Pricing the Product

    2007
    12/09, Finding the Best: The College Football Championship in America
    11/02, Watch Lists
    10/01, Testing What?
    09/26, Taxing the Sports Factory
    08/17, The Academic Success Entitlement
    08/08, Ranking the Rankings
    07/29, Recruiting Student-Athletes
    07/23, Differential Pricing
    06/18, University Presidential Memoirs
    05/18, What is Higher Education?
    05/11, The Constant Crisis of the Liberal Arts
    05/08, ACE and the Presidents
    05/01, Celebrating Creativity
  • Introduction of Dr. John F. Schwaller as the Fifteenth President of The State University of New York at Potsdam, April 20, 2007.
  • Reality Check. On Large Scale Student Databases Inside HigherEd, April 20, 2007.
  • Reality Check. The Benefit of Many Winners. Inside HigherEd, February 1, 2007
    reprinted in The NCAA News, 2/26/07.
  • "The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities," Internationally competitive Universities," Universiti Malaya, INPUMA (International Institute of Public Policy and Management), The Star, Public Affairs Section-United States Embassy, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, January 12, 2007.
  • "The Significance of Leadership and Governance in the Design of Internationally Competitive Universities," and "The Significance of Leadership and Governance in Measuring Performance for Internationally Competitive Universities," Managing Universities for the Future, Universiti Malaya and INPUMA (International Institute of Public Policy and Management), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, January 11, 2007.
  • Reality Check. Research Competition and the MLA. Inside HigherEd, January 11, 2007.
  • Reality Check. The Failure of Critical Thinking. Inside HigherEd, December 12, 2006.
  • Reality Check. Comparing Wal-Mart and Tiffany. Inside HigherEd, November 9, 2006.
  • Reality Check. Regulating the New Consumerism. Inside HigherEd, September 28, 2006.
  • "Improving Graduation Rates: A Simple Method That Works," Change, 38:4 (2006), 44-58 by Elizabeth D. Capaldi, John V. Lombardi, and Victor Yellen.
  • New Mexico Council of University Presidents, Planning Meeting, Opening and Summary Statement with a National Perspective, July 25, 2006, Hyatt Regency Tamaya, Santa Ann Pueblo, New Mexico.
  • Reality Check. Virtues and Vices of 'Value Added.' Inside HigherEd, August 10, 2006.
  • Reality Check. The Value of Commission Reports. Inside HigherEd, July 18, 2006.
  • Reality Check. Public and Private: What's the Difference? Inside HigherEd, March 6, 2006.
  • Invited participant, ACE Roundtable. Competition in Higher Education: Market Pressures, Public Purposes, and the Costs of Doing Business, ACE, Washington, DC, March 1, 2006.
  • Reality Check. Can We Learn the Hard Languages? Inside HigherEd, January 16, 2006.
  • Invited participant, U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education, US Department of State, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, January 5-6, 2006).
  • Reality Check. Paying for the Research Juggernaut. Inside HigherEd, December 15, 2005.
  • North East Association for Institutional Research, 32nd Annual Conference, "The Race For Answers: Clarity Versus Information Overload", Keynote speech, Saratoga, NY., November 11, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Too Much Money? Sports and the Budget. Inside HigherEd, November 11, 2005.
  • Reality Check. We're All Getting Better. Inside HigherEd, October 17, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Trustees and Tenure. Inside HigherEd, October 7, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Should Our Students Study Chinese? Inside HigherEd, September 16, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Students Read Less. Should We Care? Inside HigherEd, August 23, 2005.
  • Reality Check. The Faculty Salary Game. Inside HigherEd, August 4, 2005.
  • "Pedro Grases (1909-2004)," Hispanic American Historical Review (85:3, 2005), 385-387.
  • Reality Check. Rearranging the Deck Chairs. Inside HigherEd, July 15, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Grade Inflation and Abdication. Inside HigherEd, June 3, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Equalizing Merit and Economic Opportunity. Inside HigherEd, May 19, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Accountability, Improvement and Money. Inside HigherEd, May 3, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Fuzzy Numbers. [student/faculty ratio] Inside HigherEd, April 15, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Luxury, Subsidy and Opportunity: Purchasing a Quality Education. Inside HigherEd, March 28, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Preserving the Audience: The NCAA and the APR. Inside HigherEd, March 14, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Who Gets In. What It Costs. Inside HigherEd, February 28, 2005.
  • Reality Check. Missing the Mark: Graduation Rates and University Performance. Inside HigherEd, February 14, 2005.
  • Reality Check. The Enemy Is Us: Cost Reduction in College Sports. Inside Higher Ed, January 31, 2005.
  • "Los esclavos en la sociedad," Boletín de la Academia Nacional de la Historia: Sesquicentenario de la abolición Reprint from La decadencia y abolición de la esclavitud en Venezuela,1820-1854, Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1974, p. 159-174, listed above.
  • Gannett Lectureship Award, Presented to John V. Lombardi, PhD by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Spring Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 28, 2004.
  • "Independencia y esclavitud en el período de transición de 1750-1850" in La crisis estructural de las sociedades implantadas; Director, Germán Carrera Damas; Codirector, John V. Lombardi (Vol V, Historia General de América Latina; Paris: UNESCO, 2003, pp. 365-382).
  • "Competing for Quality: The Public Flagship Research University," Reilly Center Public Policy Fellow, February 26-28, 2003. The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. Louisiana State University.
  • "Prologue: Venezuela's Permanent Dilemma," in Steve Ellner and Daniel Hellinger, eds., Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003)
  • "Palabras mágicas e interpretaciones divergentes" Asociación Fulbright de Venezuela, Caracas, September 26, 2002. [English version: "Magic Words and Divergent Interpretations" Fulbright Association of Venezuela]
  • "Statewide Governance: The Myth of the Seamless System," AAC&U peerReview (Spring 2001) 20-21.
  • "Quality Engines: The Strategic Principles for Competitive Universities in the Twenty-First Century" [English version of: "Generadores de Calidad: Los Principios Estratégicos de las Universidades Competitivas en el Siglo XXI." Presented at the Simposio Evaluación y Reforma de la Educación Superior en Venezuela, 15 y 16 de Marzo de 2.001. Sala "Francisco de Miranda" Biblioteca Central, Universidad Central de Venezuela]
  • "The Invention of Venezuela within the World System: The Century of Transition, 1750-1850," Conferencia "José Gil Fortoul" Academia Nacional de la Historia, Caracas, October 26, 2000.  "La invención de Venezuela en el marco del sistema mundial: el siglo de transición, 1750-1850," Boletín de la Academia Nacional de la Historia, (83:332, 2000, 3-33), also included in Venezuela en la época de transición (2002) listed above.
  • "How Classifications Can Help Colleges," The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 8, 2000.
  • "Academic Libraries in a Digital Age," 20/20 Vision for the Future, Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), University Libraries Section Chicago, July 8, 2000. Published in: D-Lib Magazine (October 2000, Volume 6, Number 10).
  • "History and our Heroes-The Bolívar Legend," Perspectives on Simón Bolívar: A Symposium organized by the John Carter Brown Library on the occasion of the dedication of the Maury A. Bromsen-Simón Bolívar Room (March 13, 2000).
  • "University Improvement: The Permanent Challenge," University of South Carolina, February 2000.
  • A Decade of Performance at the University of Florida, 1990-1999. Gainesville: University of Florida Foundation, 1999, by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi.
  • "Capturing Opportunities," Today (24:2, June 1999).
  • "Colleges Shouldn't Be Employment Agencies." The Chronicle of Higher Education  Point of View (4/16/99).
  • "The Undergraduate Experience," Today (24:1, March 1999).
  • "UF's Future Course: Quality and Productivity,"Gainesville Sun (Sunday, January 3, 1999).
  • "UF Launches Graduate Fellowship Initiative," Today (23:4, December 1998).
  • "Growth and Quality: Tracking Student Numbers at UF," Today (23:3, September 1998), 2.
  • "Free Markets and Competition: Taking Public Universities into the 21st Century," Impact (3:1 Summer 1997), 15-17.
  • In Support of Teaching, Research and Other University Activities: The University of Florida Bank, University of Florida, Office of Academic Affairs, 1997. An earlier version under the same title in Today (June 1997).
  • Measuring University Performance: The Series. Occasional papers published by the Office of Institutional Research, University of Florida. Current issues on State Support, Teaching, Classrooms, Research, and Excess Hours (1995), Transfer Students, Research Benefits, Student Quality, Financial Aid, and Costs (1996), and The Bank, The Ph.D. (1997) by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi
  • "The Doctors, the Hospital, the University, and the President:  War and Reconciliation in American Academic Health Centers," John J. Conley Lecture for the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 11, 1997.
  • "Editor's Page: Lombardi," interview by John F. Berry, Florida Trend Economic Yearbook, (April 1997), 174.
  • "Students, Universities, and Graduation Rates: Sometimes Simple Things Don't Work," by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Ideas in Action, Florida Tax Watch, (IV:3, March 1997).
  • "Learning to Count in Higher Education," The Washington Post,January 8 1997, A25.
  • "Accountability and Quality Evaluation in Higher Education," by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi, in David S. Honeyman, et al., A Struggle to Survive: Funding Higher Education in the Next Century, Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, 1996 (pp. 86-106).
  • "Universal Tracking and the Student-Centered University," Today (University of Florida National Alumni Association Magazine) (December 1996).
  • "Verbatim" Comments by John V. Lombardi at the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education, in NASULGC Newsline, (5:8, September 1996).
  • The Accountability Handbook from the University of Florida (1996) by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi. (Includes Measuring University Performance occasional papers plus Florida Quality Evaluation Project, and Performance Based Budgeting).
  • "Teaching as a Priority: A Promising Program at the University of Florida," College Teaching (Fall 1995, 43:4, 134-138) by Dorene D. Ross, Carl S. Barfield, Elena S. Campbell, Elizabeth D. Capaldi, and John V. Lombardi.
  • "Killer Applications, The Net, and The Wild, Wild West," Florida Government Technology Conference, October 10, 1995.
  • "Not Even in Cyberspace Can We Get a Free Lunch," Tallahassee Democrat, October 6, 1995.
  • "Teaching," Innovator: New Directions in Teaching and Learning, University Center for Excellence in Teaching (University of Florida, Fall 1995), 1,4.
  • "Life, Liberty and Lost Faith," Forum, The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, (Summer 1995) 5.
  • "Restructuring the University," Focus (University of Florida, Spring 1995).
  • "President's Pundit," Voice and Vision of the Florida Campus Compact, 3:1 (Spring 1995)
  • "The Public-Private Partnership for Public Higher Education: Restructuring Public University Financing," UF Digest, The Independent Florida Alligator, January 25, 1995.
  • "Juan de Castellanos: estudio de la "Elegías de varones ilustres de indias," by Isaac J. Pardo," review in Hispanic American Historical Review, 74:2 (1994) 321-322.
  • "Dealing with Hate on Our Campus," Independent Florida Alligator 87:104, February 2, 1994.
  • "Fact and Imagination," in Graduate Study in History, Department of History, University of Florida, 1993.
  • "A Changed World: NASULGC's Commission on International Affairs and the Post-Cold-War Era," Washington, DC: NASULGC, November 1993.
  • "A Reality Check on Cyberspace: Projecting the University into the Network" Statewide High Technology Conference, Tallahassee, October 1993. (Reprinted as: "Point of View", The Chronicle of Higher Education (1994); The Edutech Report, The Education Technology Newsletter for Faculty and Administrators, March 1994, 9:12; and "Campuses need not wait to enter cyberspace," Museletter (University of Florida, College of Fine Arts: Nov/Dec 1994, 4-5,16).
  • "Teaching Quality and Productivity: Rewards and Incentives," A Program for the State University System, Draft by the University of Florida, 1993 (no author recorded. prepared by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi).
  • "Change is at the heart of a university's success," Guest Columnist, The Gainesville Sun, August 23, 1993.
  • "...And Now a Word from the President," The Library and Its Friends (Gainesville, Florida) 39:2 (1993), 11.
  • "The Continuing Commitment," Spring 1993 Schedule of Courses, University of Florida.
  • University Mission, Quality, and Performance. The Florida Quality Evaluation Project, by John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi (Gainesville: University of Florida, 1993).
  • "Mexico and the United States in the World: The Challenge of Competition," Indiana Commission on the Humanities, Conference, Notre Dame, March 1993.
  • "International Affairs and the Post-Cold War Era," NASULGC Newsline (March 1993, 2:2, 5).
  • "Waging War: The Arts and Sciences, The University, and the People," 1992 Conference, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Tampa. Published in: CCAS Newsletter, November-December (13:6, 1992). Also published in slightly revised form as "Point of View: With Their Accounts in Order, College Can Win Back Their Critics," Chronicle of Higher Education, February 17, 1993, and under the title "Can Academics Fight Back? Yes, But they must play straight with the numbers," Tallahassee Democrat, March 14, 1993, B1,B5; and again in the University of Utah alumni magazine Continuum (Summer 1993).
  • "Is There a Pain So Bad, it Won't Build Character?" Focus (University of Florida, Fall 1992 1:1, 4).
  • "What's Going On," (Letter to the University of Florida community, February 20, 1992).
  • "Manuel Pérez Vila (1922-1991)," Hispanic American Historical Review, 72:1 (1992), 103-105.
  • "Elegant Artifact or Auxiliary Enterprise: Universities' Presses", Scholarly Publishing, A Journal for Authors & Publishers, Vol. 23, No.2, January 1992.
  • "Sports Medicine", The Journal of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges, Vol.34, No. 1, January/February 1992 (version of item listed below).
  • "Control, Accountability Are Gator Achievements," The NCAA News, 28:32 (September 16, 1991), 5.
  • "Florida's Universities: Quality at Risk," Miami Herald (August 18, 1991), c1-4.
  • "Science, Doctors, and the University: New Alliances for a Competitive Age," Preparing for Science in the 21st Century, Association of Academic Health Centers, 1991.
  • "Teaching the Computer: A Decade of Dazzle", Florida Technology in Education Quarterly, Vol.3, 1991. (Also in Update, NERDC, SUS 19:5-6 (May/June 1991)
  • "The University of Florida: Competition and Choices," Inaugural Address, University of Florida, October 1990. Published in Effective Oral Communication by Jimmy G. Cheek, Larry R. Arrington, and Max B. McGhee (Danville, Illinois: Interstate Publishers, Inc., 1995), p. 301-312.
  • "¿Y, por qué Venezuela? Un americano del norte en busca de la historia de Venezuela," Cátedra Simón Bolívar, Conferencia Magistral, UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, November 21, 1989.
  • "Stories of Foreign Language," Hemisphere, 1:3 (Summer 1989), 16-17.
  • "On Teaching Language and Culture in America," in David M. Johnson, ed., Challenges for Continuing Higher Education Leadership: Global Interdependence: Issues and Opportunities. Washington: NUCEA, 1989, pg. 8-13.
  • "Don Carlos Felice Cardot (1913-1986)," Hispanic American Historical Review, 69:1 (1989), 117-118.
  • "Foreward" to The Conquest and Settlement of Venezuela, José Oviedo y Baños, trans. Jeannette Johnson Varner, Berkeley: University of California, 1987.
  • "So, What's Your Major?" Baccalaureate Address, Indiana University Bloomington, College of Arts and Sciences, May 10, 1987.
  • "What's Wrong with Latin America?", Business Horizons, March-April 1985.
  • "Indiana University," in Earl L. Backman, ed., Approaches to International Education. New York: ACE/Macmillan, 1984, p. 103-117.
  • "Simón Bolívar y el sueño de una América unida," USIA, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1983. 12 p.
  • "Venezuela en la época independentista," UNESCO symposium, Bicentenario de Simón Bolívar, Caracas, July 1983.
  • "The Social Order of Venezuela: Property, Society, and Authority in the Times of Bolívar, 1750-1850," Simón  Bolívar: Personalidad y alcance (ed. Wihelm Stegmann) Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1984, p. 167-184.
  • "Bases del órden social. Propiedad, sociedad, y autoridad en el siglo de transición venezolana, 1750-1850," Bicentenario de Simón Bolívar, Academia Nacional de la Historia, conference paper, Caracas, July 1983.
  • "Can the United States Survive the Crisis in Central America," High School Honors Seminar, Indiana University, 1983.
  • "The Crisis of Latin America", Panel, Valparaiso University, 1983.
  • "Venezuela in the Modern Age", Notre Dame University, 1983.
  • "Venezuela: The Twentieth Century Experience", University of Florida, Gainesville, Visiting Senior Scholar, 1982.
  • "Venezuela in the Century of Transition", University of Florida, Gainesville, Visiting Senior Scholar, 1982.
  • "Population Reporting Systems: An Eighteenth Century Paradigm of Spanish Imperial Organization" in David J. Robinson, ed., Studies in Spanish American Population History, Boulder: Westview Press, 1981, pp. 1-23.
  • "On Teaching Language and Culture in America," in David M. Johnson, ed., Challenges for Continuing Higher Education Leadership: Global Interdependence: Issues and Opportunities. Washington: NUCEA, 1989, pg. 8-13..K. Hall, 1977.
  • "La época de Abraham Lincoln en los Estados Unidos y la revolución democrática en Venezuela: un paradigma de desarrollo económico y humano," Caracas: Centro Venezolano Americano, 1980.
  • "Population Reporting Systems: An Eighteenth-Century Paradigm of Spanish Imperial Organization," XLIII International Congress of Americanists, August 1979.
  • "Venezuela in the Nineteenth Century: The Emergence of the Commercial Bureaucratic State," Latin American Center, St. Antony's College, Oxford University, May 1979.
  • "The Rise of Caracas as a Primate City," in David J. Robinson, ed., Social Fabric and Spatial Structure in Colonial Latin America, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1978, pp. 433-472.
  • "The Patterns of Venezuela's Past," in John D. Martz and David J. Meyers, ed., Venezuela: The Democratic Experience, New York: Praeger, 1977, p. 3-26. Revised edition published 1986, p. 3-31.
  • "Population and Urbanization in Venezuelan History, Some Long Term Trends," Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois-Champaign, Public Lecture, November 1975.
  • "Formation, Structure, and Dynamics of a Primate City: The Case of Caracas, 1560-1960," A Research Note in the Latin American Research Review, 2-10 (Summer 1975), with German Carrera Damas, pp. 135-138.
  • "Caracas and the History of Venezuela," University of Delaware, Latin American Lecture Series, March 1975.
  • "Comparative Slave Systems in the Americas: A Critical Review," in Richard Graham and Peter H. Smith, ed., New Approaches to Latin American History, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1974.
  • "The Abolition of Slavery in Venezuela: A Nonevent," in Robert E. Toplin, ed., Slavery and Race Relations in Latin America, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974.
  • Venezuelan articles in Helen Delpar, ed., An Encyclopedia of Latin America, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.
  • "Formation, Structure, and Dynamics of a Primate City: The Case of Caracas, 1560-1960," Seminario sobre Historia Urbana, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and UNAM, Mexico, 1974.
  • "Historia y cuantificación," Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, Departamento de Investigaciones Sociales y Departamento de Historia, UCV, May 1974 (Lecture Series).
  • "Venezuela, 1830-1968," in Charles C. Griffin, ed., Latin America: A Guide to Historical Literature, Conference on Latin American History, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971.
  • "Venezuelan Journals for Historians," CLAH Newsletter, 7:2, September 1971.
  • "The First Venezuelan Coffee Cycle," Agricultural History, November 1970, with James A. Hanson.
  • "Slaves and Society in Republican Venezuela: 1820-1854," 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Philadelphia, October 1970.
  • "The Application of Computers to the Analysis of Census Data: The Bishopric of Caracas, 1780-1820," in Paul Deprez, ed., Population and Economics, Proceedings of Section V of the Fourth Congress of the International Economic History Association, 1968, Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press, 1970, with Trent M. Brady.
  • "Manumission, Manumisos, and Aprendizaje in Republican Venezuela," Hispanic American Historical Review, XLXI, November 1969.
  • "Sociedad y esclavos en Venezuela. La era republicana. 1821-1854," Boletín de la Academia Nacional de la Historia, LII, Caracas, July-September 1969. Republished in the January-March 2004 issue of the Boletín de la Academia Nacional de la Historia as part of the Sesquicentenario de la abolición de la esclavitud en Venezuela (1854-2004).
  • "History and the Latin American Novel," Modern Language Association Meeting, Hispanic Area Studies, New York, December 1968.
  • "Los esclavos en la legislación republicana de Venezuela," Boletin Histórico, Fundación John Boulton, XIII, Caracas, January 1967.
  • "Los esclavos negros en las guerras venezolanas de la independencia," Cultura Universitaria, XCIII, Caracas, October-December 1966.
  • "Fray Servando Teresa de Mier y el congreso mexicano constituyente," Armas y Letras: Revista de la Universidad de Nuevo León, Mexico, December 1964.
  • "Mexico and the MLN," Claremont Quarterly, Summer 1963.

Edited for Indiana University Latin American Studies Program Occasional Papers

  • Miguel de J. Solís, Mexicana (1544-1821) en la Biblioteca Lilly de la Universidad de Indiana (1974).
  • Rebecca Mirza, A Guide to Selected Manuscripts in the Lilly Library of Indiana University (1974).
  • Anthony Bryan, The Politics of the Porfiriato: A Research Review (1972).
  • Latin American Resources at Indiana University (1972).
  • Alberto Ciria and others, New Perspectives on Modern Argentina (1972).
  • Stephanie B. Blank, Social Integration and Social Stability in a Colonial Spanish American City: Caracas, 1519-1627 (1972).

Reviews

  • Reviews, notes, and the like in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Latin American Research Review, Agricultural History, and other journals.
  • Manuscripts reviewed for Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, University of Texas Press, Indiana University Press, and others.
  • Reviewer and Panelist for National Endowment for the Humanities. Research Tools Division, Division of Research Programs, 1983. Centers for Advanced Study Panel, Division of Research Programs, March 1991.

Teaching Areas

  • Managing Universities (Education)
  • Intercollegiate Sports in America (History)
  • Latin American History, Colonial and National Surveys (History)
  • Comparative Race and Slavery in the Americas (History)
  • The Century of Transition in Latin America (1750-1850) (History)
  • Research Methods and Techniques for the Study of History (History)
  • Latin America in the Colonial Period: Special Topics (History)
  • Introduction to International Business (Graduate School of Business)
  • Indiana Executive Program, International Business Issues (Graduate School of Business)
  • Texas Gas Executive Program, International Business Issues (Graduate School of Business)

Teaching Materials

  • Managing Universities; How Universities Work (2003-2013)
    [Online course Reader and Syllabus available online at http://jvlone.com/.]
  • Intercollegiate Sports in America (2002-2013)
    Online course Reader and Syllabus available online at http://jvlone.com/.]
  • Managing Higher Education: Topics in University Administration: A Reader, ed. John V. Lombardi and Elizabeth D. Capaldi (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) Gainesville, University of Florida.
  • Intercollegiate Sports in America: A History Course Reader (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) Gainesville, University of Florida.
  • Readings in International Business, Revised Ed., by Richard N. Farmer and John V. Lombardi, eds., Bloomington: Cedarwood Press, 1978, 1982, 1985.
  • "Latin American Culture and Civilization," Independent Study Division Course, Indiana University, 1978, with Lynn S. Wheeler.

Computer Publications
[Note: A few items are also cited above, indicated by an *. Most item are available online either through PDF or Google Books]

    Articles

  • The Word Processor Wars, 1978 to 1996: Reflections of a Participant Observer, The Club, January 5, 2012, Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Computing Is Essential To Everything We Do -- Including Education, 1998. *
  • The Net, the Universities, and the Market, 1998. *
  • Not even in Cyberspace Can We Get a Free Lunch, 1995. *
  • Killer Applications, the Net, and the Wild, Wild West, 1995. *
  • Teaching The Computer: A Decade of Dazzle in Florida Technology in Education Quarterly, 1991 and in /Update (Northeast Regional Data Center, University Florida, 5-6, 1991). *
  • Computer Literacy at Indiana University Bloomingon, 1984.
  • Computer Literacy: The Basic Language and Concepts (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983). *
  • Data Domain Newsletters, (8 issues) 1981-1982 [Bloomington, Indiana]
  • Small Computer Support Group Newsletter (6 issues) 1970-1982) [Indiana University], 1980-1982.
  • InfoWorld Reviews: 1983-1996

  • 1983-11-21
    Blue Word Processor (IBM PC)
  • 1983-xx-xx
    Magic Wand (Applesoft, Apple II)
  • 1983-xx-xx
    Magic Spells (Applesoft, Apple II)
  • 1983-xx-xx
    Spell-It (Applesoft, Apple II)
  • 1983-xx-xx
    Word Juggler IIe and Lexicheck IIe (Applesoft, Apple IIe)
  • 1983-03-07
    Busywork: programmers' programs and routines (Applesoft, Apple II)
  • 1983-03-07
    Moptown: Educational game from Advanced Learning Technology [Report Card Reprint]
  • 1983-03-07
    Moptown's moppets teach kids logical reasoning (Applesoft, Apple II)
  • 1983-05-16
    Power Tools II, utilities to enhance Applesoft (Apple II/II+)
  • 1983-09-12
    Sentence Combining courseware from Milliken (with Judy Lucas) (Apple II/II+/IIe w/ Applesoft)
  • 1983-09-26
    VolksWriter word processing for the IBM PC (IBM PC DOS 1.1)
  • 1983-09-05
    VISI\Bridge/Sort (IBM PC)
  • 1983-11-14
    QuadLink (Apple II+ compatible plug-in board for IBM PC)
  • 1984-xx-xx
    Quadlink: A Followup Review (IBM PC, DOS 2.0)
  • 1984-03-12
    VisiOn: Applications Manager (IBM PC, DOS 2.0)
  • 1984-03-26
    Magic Window II (Word processors for Apple II/II+)
  • 1984-04-16
    VolksWriter Deluxe (IBM PC, DOS 1.1, 2.0)
  • 1984-05-21
    Metafile: A database system and word-processing module in one program (IBM PC, XT DOS 1.1,2.0)
  • 1984-05-28
    PFS:Access, An MS-DOS Communicatiions Package (IBM PC, PCjr)
  • 1984-07-30
    Desq, A complex integrating package from Quarterdeck Office Systems (IBM PC, XT, DOS 2.0)
  • 1984-07-xx
    VisiOn Applications Manager for high-end use (IBM PC DOS 2.0)
  • 1984-07-xx
    VolksWriter Deluxe: Similar to original, but improved (IBM PC DOS 1.1, 2.0)[InfoWorld in Review, not in Google Books]
  • 1984-11-12
    Kaypro 2X: A return to the philosophy of utilitarian computing (Z80A, CP/M, portable computer)
  • 1984-11-19
    Kaypro Letter-Quality Printer: No work-horse, this one is built for economy (Kaypro/Juki 6100, Centronics Parallel)
  • 1985-05-13
    Paperback Disappoints: Executive Writer could be good with some work; Paperback Writer is not worth buying at any price (IBM PC, XT, PCjr, AT, DOS 2.0)
  • 1985-06-06
    Kaypro Comes Close with the 286i: This clone is as near to the PC AT as can be, but terrible manuals, support should make you wary (80286 PC Clone)
  • 1985-07-08
    Not the Right Combination: Wang's Office Assistant tries to join dedicated word processing, other applications, with average results (dedicated personal computer, 80186, Wang proprietary operating system)
  • 1985-07-15
    Compaq Strikes Again With Classy Clone: DeskPro 286 is IBM PC AT compatible and even faster than Big Blue's baby (Personal computer, 80286, DOS 3.0)
  • 1985-09-09
    Epson Offers the QX 16: A Sophisticated Microcomputer (Personal computer with Z80A and 8088, CP/M-80, MS-DOS 2.11, TPM-III operating systems)
  • 1985-09-23
    Volkswriter's Revision Sports Better Manual, Improved Speed [Short Review](Volkswriter Deluxe 2.2, IBM PC)
  • 1985-11-11
    TI Offers Expensive, Excellent AT Clone (TI and IBM AT compatibility)
  • 1985-12-23
    VolksWriter 3 'in the running' with the best on the market (Version 1.0, IBM PC, AT, XT, 3270 PC, MS DOS 2.0, 3.0)
  • 1986-07-07
    Library for Word Perfect is also good for others (IBM PC, DOS 2.0)
  • 1986-02-10
    Epson's Equity I: inexpensive clone (IBM PC compatible personal computer, MS-DOS 2.11)
  • 1986-02-24
    Word Processing and the Office, Selecting the Right Package: Top Packages Differ on Important Features (Multimate Advantage 3.60, Officewriter 4.0, Displaywrite 3-1.0, Word Perfect 4.1, Wordstar 2000 Plus 2.0, Samna Word III-3.0, Volkswriter 3, Microsoft Word 2.0, Wordstar 3.31)
  • 1986-05-07
    WordStar 2000 Upgrades Speed, but for Hard Disk Customers Only (Wordstar 2000 Release 2)
  • 1986-04-21
    Compaq Line Gains Addition (Compaq Portable II, IBM PC Clone, 80286, 10MB HD)
  • 1986-04-21
    Wang-Style PC Program for Office Improved (Office Writer 4.0, IBM PC, XT, AT MS-DOS 2.0)
  • 1986-05-05
    Displaywrite Can't Match the Others in Its Class (Displaywrite 3, DOS 2.0,3.0)
  • 1986-06-02
    Faster, Feature-Rich Microsoft Word 3.0 (IBM PC and compatibles)
  • 1986-06-09
    Equity III Competes as A Low-Price Clone (IBM PC Clone, 80286, MS-DOS 3.1)
  • 1986-07-26
    The Able-1 Integrated Program Has Problems (Able-1 version 3.0, Database, spreadsheet, communications, word processing, MS-DOS 3.0)
  • 1986-08-04
    Samna Competive in 'Check List Wars' (Samna Word III 3.0, MS-DOS 2.0)
  • 1986-08-25
    Micropro's Easy Extra: Ease of Use Best Feature (Version 1.5, word processing and mail merge, IBM PC)
  • 1986-09-08
    Revved Up Equity II Offers Bargain Speed (IBM XT Compatible with NEC V-30 Processor)
  • 1986-09-29
    Easy Word Processing, What Does It Mean? (Easy Extra, PFS Professional Write, Websters New World Writer, Volkswriter 3 and Volkswriter Deluxe Plus, PCWrite 2.6/7)
  • 1986-10-27
    PFS Professional Write: Second-Generation Program Is Quick, Simple.Update Adds Address Book Manager, Synonym Finder (Version 1.0)
  • 1986-12-08
    Word for Word: Step-Saving Utility Converts among Six Word Processors
  • 1986-12-15
    New World Writer: Webster's Has Solid Editing, Formatting Capabilities
  • 1987-01-12
    VolksWriter Deluxe Plus: New Version Of Lifetree Program Has Spelling Check
  • 1987-01-26
    OfficeWriter, Version 5.0: With Update, Word Processor Matches Its High-End Rivals
  • 1987-02-02
    WordPerfect, Version 4.2: Heavy-Hitting Market Leader Improves a Bit With Update
  • 1987-03-09
    DisplayWrite 4: IBM Word Processing Program Polished Up But Still Not Good
  • 1987-07-13
    Multimate Advantage II: Word Processing Upgrade Adds Power, Features, Pakage Has Good List Manager but Limits File Size to 128K
  • 1987-07-13
    Office Word Processing: The Current Crop (Displaywrite 4, Microsoft Word 3.11, Multimate Advantage II, Officewriter 5, Sammna Word IV, Word Perfect 4.2, Wordstar 2000 Plus)
  • 1987-08-24
    Word Processing Features Chart, Errors Corrected
  • 1987-09-14
    Samna Word IV: Word Processor Has Powerful Document Handling Features
  • 1987-10-12
    Executive Word Processors (Dac Easy Word II, Easy Extra, Einstein Writer, PFS Professional Write, Q&A Write, Textra, Volkswriter 3, Webster's New World Writer)
  • 1987-10-19
    Dac Easy Word II: Word Processor Update Improves Most Features
  • 1987-11-16
    Microsoft Word 4.0: Quantum Leap Puts Microsoft Word Out in Front, Greater Speed, Improved Interface Help Improve a Champion
  • 1988-01-11
    Wordstar 2000 Plus, Release 3: Faster Word Processor Now Ranks Among Best/li>
  • 1988-03-28
    Word Processing For Professionals and Offices: InfoWorld Looks at 12 Powerful Programs (Deskworks 3.A1, Displaywrite 4, 1.0, Lotus Manuscript 1.0, MASS 11 7B, Microsoft Word 4.0, Multimate Advantage II 1.0, Office Writer 5.0, Samna Word IV 1.1, Word Perfect 4.2, Wordstar Professional 4.0, Wordstar 2000 Plus 3.0, XyWrite III Plus 3.52)
  • 1988-05-23
    Total Word: Lifetree Improves on the Volkswriter Tradition, Powerful Word Processor Changes Name But Not Interface (Version 1.011)
  • 1988-06-06
    ProfessionalWrite 2.0: Word Processor enhancements Useful for General Office Tasks
  • 1988-06-20
    WordPerfect 5.0: New Word Perfect Is Once Again King of the Hill, Word Processor Has More Features, Improved Performance
  • 1988-08-01
    Sprint 1.0: Word Provessor Is Slick, Quick, and Powerful, Borland's Chameleon-Like Product Mimics Old Favorites
  • 1988-08-08
    Office Writer, Version 6.0: Upstart Word Processor Adds New Features, Improvements
  • 1988-08-29
    Samna Word IV 2.0: Strong High-End Word Processing Package Improves
  • 1988-09-26
    Executive Word Processors: InfoWorld examines 11 easy-to-use word processors for the busy executive (Dac Easy Word II version 1.0, IBM Displaywrite Assistant version 1.0, MS Windows Write version 2.1, PC Type Plus, PC Write 2.71, Professional Write version 2.00, Q&A Write version 1.01, Textra version 5.2, Volkswriter Deluxe Plus version 1.0, Webster's New World Writer II version 1.0, Word Perfect Executive version 1.0)
  • 1988-10-03
    Wordstar Professional 5.0: Classic Word Processing Program Still Fighting, Update Challenges Rivals While Maintaining Original Interface
  • 1988-11-14
    Total Word 1.2 Adds Speed, Other Features, New version enhances speed and fixes bugs in its thesaurus and spelling checker
  • 1988-11-14
    Wintext 1.0 (Short Look)
  • 1989-01-23
    InfoWorld Evaluates 14 office/professional word processors: Heavy Duty Word Processing (Displaywrite 4 versions 1.0, Lotus Manuscript version 2.0, Microsoft Word version 4.0, Multimate Advantage II version 1.0, Nota Bene version 3.0, Office Writer version 6.0, PC Write version 3.02, Samna Word IV version 2.02, Sprint version 1.0, Total Word version 1.2, Word Perfect version 5.0, Wordstar Professional 5.0, Wordstar 2000 Plus release 3.0, Xywrite III plus With A La Carte Menus version 3.54)
  • 1989-02-13
    Windows-Based Samna Ami Takes WYSIWYG Approach, Executive word processor especially useful for people who need reasonably fancy formatting (Version 1.0)
  • 1989-04-10
    Zedit (Impressions)
  • 1989-05-01
    <Beyond Word Writer 1.1 Is a Commpetitive Executive WP, A sleeper perched at the top of exeutive word processing, it is effective and easy to use
  • 1989-05-22
    W.P. Kingsfield (Word Perfect pop-up template)
  • 1989-06-12
    Word Processing and Desktop Publishing: Two Worlds Meet
  • 1989-06-19
    Microsoft's Word 5.0 Pulls Ahead in War of Features, Offering an array of editing tools, it also handles complex document assembly, network support
  • 1989-07-03
    WordStar 5.5: Grand Old Man Gets a New Hat and Cane, This update of a classic adds enhancements while maintaining its traditioinal user interface
  • 1989-08-07
    Product Comparison: Executive Word Processing, InfoWorld evaluates seven applications that are fast, easy to learn and use, and optimized for all those chief-executive memos and correspondence (Ami Version 1.00A, Beyond Word Writer Version 1.1, Microsoft Windoes Write, Version 2.1, Professional Write Version 2.1, Q&A Write, Version 1.01, Volkdwriter 4 Version 1.02, Word Perfect Exeutive Version 1.0)
  • 1989-09-18
    Windows Spell from Palantier Does Checkups on Excel, Write Users (Impressions, Version 2.5)
  • 1989-10-30
    Displaywrite 4 Emerges With Welcome Enhancements, However, it still falls far short of word processors such as Microsoft Word and Word Perfect (Version 2.0)
  • 1989-12-04
    Ami Professional 1.1 Begins New Era in Word Processing, This Windows-based word processor offers a cornucopia of features, easy-to-use interface
  • 1990-01-15
    Welcome Microsoft Word in A New Version for Windows, This dazzling graphical word processor will be a top-notch competitor for Ami, Word Perfect (Version 1.0)
  • 1990-01-29
    Product Comparison: Treasures Abound, The High-End Word Processors Get More Graphical and Sport Even More Features (Ami Professional Version 1.1, Describe Word Publisher Version 1, Displaywrite 4 Version 2, Legend Version 2.01, Lotus Manuscript Version 2.1, Microsoft Word Version 5.0, Multimate Version 4.0, Office Writer Version 6.1, Word for Windows Version 1.0, Word Perfect Version 5.1, Wordstar Version 5.5)
  • 1990-04-23
    Update to Wordstar Will Find a Home With Touch-Typists, Version 6.0 has improved paragraph style function, superb page preview, strong printer support
  • 1990-06-18
    Word for Word vs. Software Bridge: A Conversion Contest (Word Processing file conversion)
  • 1990-08-13
    Product Comparison: Making a Splash, InfoWorld judges the perfomrance of six graphical word processors from three platforms (Ami Professional 1.2, Word for Windoes 1.0, Describe 1.1, Word Perfect 5.1 for DOS)
  • 1990-08-27
    WordStar 2000 Is Finally a Strong, Competent Product: Version 3.5 performs well as an editing tool, although it still lacks many graphics functions
  • 1990-09-17
    Professional Write Brings More Devices, Features: Version 2.2 includes better font management, unique grammar checking
  • 1990-10-29
    Word Perfect's Little Sibling Is a Useful Word Processor: Letter Perfect is a fast, effective word processor for executives, laptop PC users, and students (Version 1.0)
  • 1990-11-12
    Volkswriter's Total Word Is Better but Not Good Enough: Update's features are limited and fall short of other high-end office/professional word processors (Version 1.3)
  • 1990-11-19
    From Legend to Legacy, NBI Challenges Ami Pro, Word: This improved Windoes word processor helps you to produce elegant, complex documents (Legacy Version 1.0)
  • 1991-01-07
    Product Comparison: Professional Word Processors. Windows illuminates new features but traditional programs stay competitive (Ami Professional 1.2B, Displaywrite 5 Modification 01, Legacy 1.1, Multimate 4.0, Microsoft Word 5.5, Microsoft Word for Windoes 1.1, Word Perfect 5.1, Wordstar 6.0)
  • 1991-05-13
    ProfessionalWrite Plus Loads on High-End Features: Extensive graphics features and file formats make this a near-professional word processor (Version 1.0)
  • 1991-06-24
    WordPerfect Takes a Powerful Next Step: WordPerfect's professional word processor may bring the Next system into the mainstream (Version 1.0, requires 2.0 Next Operating system)
  • 1991-07-08
    JustWrite Takes on Professional Write Plus: Symantec's latest entrant in executive word processor arena is graceful, easy to use (Version 1.0)
  • 1991-10-14
    Lotus leads word processing revolution: Ami Pro, Version 2.0 poses challenge to Word for Windows and WordPerfect for Windows
  • 1991-10-28
    Product Comparison. Grammar Checkers: Keep your writing in line.InfoWorld examines six grammar checkers for DOS and Windows to keep your writing up to par (DOS products
    Correct Grammar for DOS 3.0, Grammatik IV 2.0, PowerEdit 1.1, RightWriter 4.0; Windows Products
    Correct Grammar for Windows 1.0, Grammatik Windows 2.0)
  • 1991-10-28
    The Writer's Toolkit: more than just your average grammar checker (Sidebar to Grammar Checkers Product Comparison)
  • 1991-11-18
    WordStar for Windows departs from its past. Program is fully Windows-compliant and features desktop publishing capabilities (Version 1.0)
  • 1991-12-16
    WordPerfect, Word battle; users win. Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 defines the state of the art in Windows word processing; WordPerfect successfully ports its market-leading DOS product, but adds a few new features (Word for Windows 2.0, WordPerfect 5.1 for Windows)
  • 1992-02-10
    Windows Word Processors: InfoWorld tests the tools and features in six of the high-end graphical products (Ami Pro 2.0, DeScribe 3.0, Legacy 2.0, Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0, WordPerfect 5.1 for Windows, WordStar 1.0)
  • 1992-05-25
    Test Drive, Windows Word Processor: Midrange CA-Textor shines at mail merge, Lacks spreadsheet, macro language (Version 6.0)
  • 1992-08-31
    WordStar for Windows excels at frame-based tasks. Word processor is less suited to complex editing, long documents (Version 1.5)
  • 1992-09-07
    Test Drive: Word Processing Software. Quicksoft's PC-Write 4.0 polishes basic tools
  • 1992-09-28
    Ami Pro 3.0: leader in word processor race. Updated Windows package earns points for drag-and-drop editing, flexible formatting
  • 1993-03-15
    WordPerfect Windows 5.2 adds features. Improved tools include drag-and-drop editor, grammar checker, and file finder/indexer
  • 1993-08-09
    DOS word processing is revived. Robust WordPerfect 6.0 is as good as high-end Windows packages (Version 6.0 for DOS)
  • 1994-02-07
    Product Comparison: War of the Words. Armed with ever-expanding features, the three superpowers of Windows word processing-Ami Pro, Word, and WordPerfect fight for word domination (Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0, Ami Pro for Windows 3.01, WordPerfect for Windows 6.0)
  • 1994-05-30
    Test Drive, Word Processors: WordPerfect enhances both the old and the new. Versions 5.1, 6.0 get minor upgrades (includes version 6.0a)
  • 1994-11-14
    First Looks, Word Processing. WordPerfect 6.1 heats up Windows war of words. Potential is there to be No. 1
  • 1995-01-30
    WordPerfect 6.1 battles for best of breed. WordPerfecgt 6.1 and Word for Windows 6.0 now neck and neck in word processor race
  • 1995-07-10
    First Looks, Word Processing: Lotus' WordPro: Ami reborn as groupware. Lotus Development Corp's Ami Pro, a modest but likable product, fought a losing battle against the titans of word processing: Novell Inc.'s WordPerfect and Microsoft Corp.'s Word (Beta version)
  • 1995-08-14
    First Looks, Windows 95 word processor and spreadsheet, Word for Windows 95: For many users, the most popular application in Microsoft Corp's Office 95 is Word for Windows 95 (Beta version)
  • 1996-01-06
    WordPro excels at 'team' work (Word Pro 96 edition for Windows 95)
  • 1996-09-30
    Office 97's Word, Excel keep their top spots, add Web applications: Word boosts graphics tables (Microsoft Word 97, beta)
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