Because the scholarship related to (tele)presence is so interdisciplinary, standard indices and bibliographic databases include only pieces of the relevant literature; the use of the term “presence” as a shortened version of ”telepresence” makes searching for relevant literature even more difficult. The Presence bibliography on the ISPR site is the most comprehensive and inclusive available. The database was created using RefWorks and RefShare online software and features detailed bibliographic data including document abstracts, all accessible via advanced search options and in multiple viewing formats; the software can also be used to generate custom reference lists. The process used to identify the works included in the database is outlined in
Lombard, M., & Jones M. T. (2007). Identifying the (Tele)Presence Literature. PsychNology Journal, 5(2), 197 – 206.
which is available online (in Acrobat .pdf format) here.
Suggest a reference to add to the Presence bibliography
Don’t see a reference you think belongs in the database? ISPR members can submit reference information to be added to the bibliography via the form here.
Visualizing the telepresence literature
Click on the thumbnails below to see visualizations of the current telepresence bibliography (created using IBM’s Many Eyes software).
Number of Presence Articles Per Year, 1937-2010
Number of Articles Per Journal (Bubble Chart)
First Authors (last name, first initial) (Word Cloud)
Two-word phrases from entry titles (Word Cloud and Tag Cloud)
Keywords (Word Cloud*)