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).”
Version 2.5 is the next semi-annual update of this reference library. It has been published as of May 5, 2020. We are in the process of changing the semi-annual updates to a March 15—October 15 schedule come October 2020. The library now contains 3,009 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 128 references, or 4.4%).
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. The revision history can be accessed here.
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. [Go to Download Site]
Please also note: The DIRL is provided on basis of self-service. Do not request any support.