4,502 References in the Latest DIRL Version (5.0)

The Disaster Information Reference Library (DIRL) is further expanding

Version 5.0 is the most recent update of this reference library. It has been published as of November 15, 2022 as a regular semiannual update. The library now contains 4,502 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 403 references, or 9.8%.

The DIRL is becoming an indispensable tool for Disaster Information and Technology-interested scholars. In particular, peer reviewers of paper submissions may want to rely on this reference library.

Packaged in a zip file, bibTeXRIS 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.

Acknowledgement: No curator can do the work alone. Under the curator and editorship of Hans Jochen Scholl, the DIRL has been maintained and expanded over the years with the help of teams led by Jan Boyd, Galen Guffy, and Matthew Unruh and graduate student team members Andrea Leigh Berg, Leslie Harka, Andrew Mckenna-Foster, Jessie Novotny, Marie Peeples, and Hannah Robinson.

Citation: Scholl, H. J. (2022). The Disaster information Reference Library (DIRL). Versions 4.4—5.0. Retrieved from: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/dirl/

Please also note: The DIRL is provided on basis of self-service. Do not request any support.

DIRL Version 4.4 Released

Version 4.4 is another semi-annual update of the Disaster Information Reference Library (DIRL). It has been published as of May 09, 2022, as a minor update. Another minor update will follow during this summer. The library now contains 4,099 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 166 references, or 4,2%.

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 for downloading. 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.

Please also note: The DIRL is provided on basis of self-service. Do not request any support.

Research Presentation at the World Summit on the Information Society —WSIS Forum 2022

The IFIP WG 5.15 (Information Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction—ITDRR) held a session at the WSIS Forum 2022 on the subject matter (recording-60:41 min). The Forum was organized and held under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva Switzerland. My presentation was entitled “Identifying Topical Directions in the Current Body of Knowledge in ITDRR: The Role of the Curated Disaster Information Reference Library (DIRL).”

https://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/talks/WSIS 2022 WG 5.15 Panel.pdf

Academic Research on Disaster Information Management is Growing Rapidly and Steadily

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, bibTeXRIS 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.

DIRL Version 3.5 Released

Version 3.5 is another semi-annual update of this reference library. It has been published as of April 6, 2021, some three weeks later than originally scheduled (March 15) due to additional maintenance efforts. The library now contains 3,510 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 (see inclusion criteria). This represents an increase over the previous version of 150 references, or 4.5%.

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 for downloading. 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.

Please also note: The DIRL is provided on basis of self-service. Do not request any support.