As per November 1, 2021, version 4.0 of the Disaster Information Reference Library (DIRL) has been released, which is about two weeks ahead of the original schedule (November 15). The library now contains 3,933 references of predominantly English-language, peer-reviewed work in the study domains of disaster information and information technologies and their uses in the context of disasters. This represents an increase over the previous version of 423 references, or 11.4%. The DIRL release history reveals that from the inaugural DIRL version 1.0 to this version (DIRL v. 4.0), the peer-reviewed academic literature has almost quadrupled in the course of little over four years. This is a remarkable increase of the body of academic knowledge in the particular area of disaster information management and disaster information technology within a relatively short period of time.
The DIRL is intended to become an indispensable tool for Disaster Information and Technology-interested scholars. In particular, reviewers of paper submissions may want to rely on this reference library.
Packaged in a zip file, bibTeX, RIS as well as an Endnote package (enlp) versions are available. Mendeley or Zotero versions can easily be created by importing from RIS or bibTeX files. Please get back to us in case of any errors or omissions. Thank you for your interest and cooperation. The DIRL can be downloaded from the DIRL website.
Please also note: The DIRL is provided on basis of self-service. Do not request any support.