A webometric analysis of National Libraries’ websites in South Asia

Verma, Manoj Kumar; Brahma, Krishna

Abstract

The study analyses the number of web pages, link pages and calculates the Web Impact Factor i.e., Simple Web Impact Factor, Internal Link Web Impact Factor and External Link Web Impact Factor of National Libraries in South Asian countries and ranks the websites as per the WIF. The study used Open Site Explorer optimization tool and search engine for links. The result visualized that National Library of India leads with highest Domain Authority (15.27%) and Page Authority (14.48%), the National Library of Sri Lanka (88.65%) got the highest Internal Equity-Passing Links, National Library of India (84.96%) has the highest External Equity-Passing Links and Total Equity-Passing Links with 83.69%. The National Library of Sri Lanka has the highest (88.65%) Total Internal Links and National Library, India has the highest Total External Links (84.04%) and Total Links (82.80%). The Web Impact Factor of National Library of India is the highest followed by National Library of Sri Lanka and National Library of Bhutan among the other national libraries websites.

 


Keyword(s)

National libraries; Webometrics; Web impact factor; World Wide Web; Link analysis; South Asia


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