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Webometric analysis of departments of librarianship and information science

Thomas, O. and Willett, P. (2000) Webometric analysis of departments of librarianship and information science. Journal of Information Science, 26 (6). pp. 421-428. ISSN 0165-5515


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This paper describes a webometric analysis of the linkages (or ‘sitations’) to websites associated with departments of librarianship and informaton science (LIS). Some of the observed sitation counts appear counter-intuitive and there is only a very limited correlation with peer evaluations of research performance, with many of the sitations being from pages that are far removed in subject matter from LIS. Our conclusions are that sitation data are now well suited to the quantitative evaluation of the research status of LIS departments and that departments can best boost their web visibility by hosting as wide a range of types of material as possible.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2000 The Institute of Information Scientists. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Information Science.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 17:30
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/174

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