| ASIS&T 2006
||START Conference Manager
Games for Co-Evolution of Digital Resources and Knowledge Tools
Mary A. Keeler and Heather D. Pfeiffer
ASIS&T Annual Meeting - 2006 (ASIS&T 2006)
Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006
Successful digital resources have resulted from effective partnerships among content experts and tool builders, but such relationships are difficult to establish. Collaboratory testbeds were originally conceived as a response to that difficulty, but have been largely unsuccessful. We contend that effective testbed partnerships are as essential for knowledge-tool advancement as that advancement is to the support of effective partnerships, since knowledge tools must evolve to augment rather than merely to replicate human inference. We are building a game framework as a method for instituting testbed partnerships and an architecture for modular knowledge-tool integration, as essential steps in the co-evolution of knowledge tools and digital resource testbeds.