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The Digital Government Society of North America

Here is an interesting organization that you might not be aware of, the Digital Government Society of North America.

The Digital Government Society of America (DGSNA) is a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars, researchers, educators, students, government professionals, and practitioners who are interested in the development and impact of digital government or e-government. DGSNA focuses on creating a support network of individuals interested in the linkages among the democratic process, government management, innovation, information, and technology.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Opportunity to exchange knowledge and information with other members in North America and throughout the world
  • (In development) access to a membership database to find others who share your interests or have special expertise
  • Discounted registration fees for our annual conference
  • Subscription to a monthly e-newsletter, dgOnline
  • Access to a library of over 2,000 articles and papers
  • Discounted access to scholarly and professional journals

To join you are required to pay a membership fee, however, they do provide some excellent resources for free, including a nice collection of references, as well as a very useful library of citations (2000+ peer reviewed articles).

There are many overlapping interests and goals between the readers of FGI and the members of DGSNA, so I thought I would take the moment to introduce you to each other 🙂

* Although this is not intended to be a plug, in matters of full disclosure, I am a current member of DGSNA.

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