Gameplay, Visualization, and Collaboration in RefScape, A Bibliographic Management Tool

  • Jon Bath University of Saskatchewan
  • Federica Giannelli University of Saskatchewan
  • Jade McDougall University of Saskatchewan
  • Benjamin Neudorf University of Saskatchewan
  • Xiaohan Zhang University of Saskatchewan
  • INKE Research Group
Keywords: Bibliography, Motivation, Collaboration, Gameplay

Abstract

While many projects start out with the intention to use collaborative tools such as Wikis or communal workspaces, many have difficulty sustaining their usage over time. With this in mind, we created RefScape in order to manage bibliographic resources among multiple researchers and increase motivation through game-based strategies.

Author Biographies

Jon Bath, University of Saskatchewan
Jon Bath is the Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
Federica Giannelli, University of Saskatchewan
Federica Giannelli is a PhD student (English) at the University of Saskatchewan.
Jade McDougall, University of Saskatchewan
Jade McDougall is a PhD student (English) at the University of Saskatchewan.
Benjamin Neudorf, University of Saskatchewan
Benjamin Neudorf is a MA student (English) at the University of Saskatchewan.
Xiaohan Zhang, University of Saskatchewan
Xiaohan Zhang is the Research Support Programmer at the Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
INKE Research Group
INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments) is a SSHRC-funded project exploring the digital humanities, electronic scholarly communication, and the affordances of electronic text. For more information visit inke.ca
Published
2014-12-18