Researching digital government

Since the UK elections things seem to have gone quiet in terms of detail about e-government and e-participation, although there is plenty of “big talk” going on about consultation and making government information more freely available. However, a number of bloggers including John Suffolk, haven’t stirred from the election purdah, so I thought I’d take a different direction this time and promote a tool for researchers internationally.

Just in case anybody out there is research e-government and hasn’t come across the contribution made by Jochen Scholl through the Digital Government Society of North America of a brilliant list of peer-reviewed references, here it is.

The Digital Government Society makes available to members and non-members version 6.5 (May 20, 2010) of the E-Government Master Library in EndNote TM (Version X2) XML format or a Package Version in ZIP format.

Version 6.5 of the e-Gov EndNote reference library now contains 3,690 references of predominantly English language, peer-reviewed work. The number of qualifying references in the library has increased by 171, or 4.9 % over version 6.0 (January 2010).

My own thesis contained nearly 600 references when I finished the literature review bu then I fell over this more recently! It’s an excellent resource for serious researchers.

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