EGRL Version 10.0 Released

The Electronic Government Reference Library (EGRL) has been updated to version 10.0. This version contains 6,520 references of peer-reviewed academic publications in the English language. The number of references included in the library has grown by 11.9% (or 691 references) over version 9.0 (released in June of 2013). The EGRL can be downloaded free of charge.

With a going rate of some 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts per annum, the study domain of Electronic Government shows strong growth and vibrancy.

EGRL Version 9.5 Published

Although only a minor update, the new version of the E-Government Reference Library (EGRL) contains over a hundred new references that were still missing from the previous version issued in December of 2013. The new version 9.5 now contains 6,283 references of peer-reviewed publications in the English language. The EGRL grew by 454 references (or 13.7 %) compared with version 8.5 a little over a year ago. You can download the new version here.

EGOV Reference Library (EGRL) Version 9.4 Released

Version 9.4 (December 10, 2013) of the E-Government Reference Library (EGRL) has been made available for download in a ZIP file containing editions in BibTeX, RIS, EndNoteTM XML, a full packaged EndNoteTM lib, as well as PDF, RTF, and txt formats.

EGRL Version 9.4 now contains 6,148 references of predominantly English language, peer-reviewed work. However, we have not been able to include references to ECIS 2013, ICEGOV 2013, MeTTeG 2013, and ICEG 2013 conference proceedings among others, since those were either not published at the time we were preparing this release, or we did not have access to the proceedings yet. We hope to be able to include these 2013 records in a minor update (9.5) soon.

The number of qualifying references in the library has increased by 319, or 5.5 % over version 9.0 (June 15, 2013) and by 10.9 % over version 8.5 (December 14, 2012). This year 2013 has been another record year for e-Government-related publishing. We can repeat what we stated earlier: The EGRL has developed into an indispensable tool for e-Gov scholars. In particular, preparing and reviewing paper submissions was reported to now heavily rely on this reference library.

In order to download the library, please register (or re-register, for repeat downloads) yourself and accept the GPL license agreement. As stated above we provide the references in various editions (BibTeX, RIS, EndNote, PDF, and RTF). Mendeley and Zotero versions can be created based on these files.

You may download the newest version from here.

You may also want to inquire about the purpose, history, and inclusion criteria for references in the EGRL.

Please check the library for inclusion of your own publications. We generally also include chapters of edited books. However, before you send us an inclusion request, please check your publication against the inclusion criteria. Thank you.

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The International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 8.5 was established by IFIP in 1987. WG 8.5 conducts research on Information Systems in Public Administration. It organises working conferences and publishes books on the topic and its specific issues through IFIP.

The aim of WG 8.5 is to improve the quality of information systems in public administration at international, national, regional and local levels. The Working Group’s special emphasis lays on a holistic consideration of e-Government and information systems in public administration. Furthermore, it investigates the relationship between central and local use of information systems and the provision of citizen services, together with the accomplishment of social goals.


Analysis of information processing politics in public administration.
Discussion of specific applications of information systems in public administration.
Analysis of the impacts of information systems on public administration.
Application of the results of other IFIP Working Groups, and specifically of TC 8 Working Groups, to public administration.

Current Officers for the period 2013 to 2015


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hans Jochen Scholl
The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2840, USA

Vice Chair:

Prof. Dr. Marijn Janssen
Faculty of TechnologyPolicy and Management
Delft University of Technology
PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands


Assistant Prof. Dr. Olivier Glassey
Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique/IDHEAP),
Rue de la Mouline 28
CH-1022 Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland

Current Members


Lars Algermissen, Germany
Haya Almagwashi, United Kingdom
Salim Alshuaili, Oman
Andrea Andrade, Brazil
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Finland
Frank Bannister, Ireland
Victor Bekkers, The Netherlands
Lasse Berntzen, Norway
Francesco Bolici, Italy
Jean-Loup Chappelet, Switzerland
Yannis Charalabidis, Greece
Wichian Chutimaskul, Thailand
Laurens Cloete, South Africa
Sharon Dawes, USA
Rahul De’, India
Fiorella de Cindio, Italy
Sara Eriksén, Sweden
Enrico Ferro, Italy
Leif Skiftenes Flak, Norway
Andreás Gábor, Hungary
Fernando Galindo, Spain
Olivier Glassey, Switzerland
Enock Godoy de Souza, Brazil
Thomas F. Gordon, Germany
Åke Grönlund, Sweden
Meliha Handic, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Helle Zinner Henriksen, Denmark
Keith Horton, UK
Arild Jansen, Norway
Marijn Janssen, The Netherlands
Luiz Antonio Joia, Brazil
Michel Klein, France
Bram Klievink, The Netherlands
Ralf Klischewski, Egypt
Trond Knudsen, Norway
Sotirios Koussouris, Greece
Robert Krimmer, Austria
Herbert Kubicek, Germany
Fenareti Lampathaki, Greece
Pilar Lasala, Spain
Ronald Leenes, The Netherlands
Christine Leitner, Austria
Miriam Lips New, Zealand
Janwei Liu, The Netherlands
Euripides Loukis, Greece
Mariusz Luterek, Poland
Ann Macintosh, United Kingdom
Josef Makolm, Austria
Egle Malinauskiene, Lithuania
Rony Medaglia, Italy
Gregoris Mentzas, Greece
Michael E. Milakovich, USA
Carl Erik Moe, Norway
Björn Niehaves, Germany
Codrin-Florentin Nisioiu,Romania
William Olle, United Kingdom
Monica Palmirani, Italy
Rimantas Petrauskas, Lithuania
Alexander Prosser, Austria
Gerald Quirchmayr, Austria
Charles Raab, UK
Agneta Ranerup, Sweden
Peter Reichstädter, Austria
Nicolau Reinhard, Brazil
Andrea Resca, Italy
Reinhard Riedl, Switzerland
Boriana Rukanova, The Netherlands
Ahti Saarenpää, Finland
Øystein Sæbø, Norway
Hans Jochen Scholl, USA
Maung K. Sein, Norway
Ignace Snellen, The Netherlands
Henk G. Sol, The Netherlands
Maddalena Sorrentino, Italy
Dalibor Stanimirovic, Slovenia
Witold Staniszkis, Poland
Themis Tambouris, Greece
Jao-Hua Tan, The Netherlands
A Min Tjoa, Austria
Roland Traunmüller, Austria
Tom M. van Engers, The Netherlands
Anne Fleur van Veenstra, The Netherlands
Mirko Vintar, Slovenia
Francesco Virili, Italy
Melanie Volkhamer, Germany
Maria A. Wimmer, Germany
Anneke Zuiderwijk, The Netherlands


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