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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Scholarly use of web resources in LIS research: a citation analysis|
|Author(s):||Bulu Maharana, (Postgraduate Department of Library and Information Science, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, India), Kalpana Nayak, (Postgraduate Department of Library and Information Science, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, India), N.K. Sahu, (Postgraduate Department of Library and Information Science, North Orissa University, Orissa, India)|
|Citation:||Bulu Maharana, Kalpana Nayak, N.K. Sahu, (2006) "Scholarly use of web resources in LIS research: a citation analysis", Library Review, Vol. 55 Iss: 9, pp.598 - 607|
|Keywords:||India, Information science, Library profession, Worldwide web|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00242530610706789 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The essential purpose of this paper is to measure the amount of web resources used for scholarly contributions in the area of library and information science (LIS) in India. It further aims to make an analysis of the nature and type of web resources and studies the various standards for web citations.
Design/methodology/approach – In this study, the result of analysis of 292 web citations spread over 95 scholarly papers published in the proceedings of the National Conference of the
Findings – The study revealed that 292 (34.88 per cent) out of 837 were web citations, proving a significant correlation between the use of Internet resources and research productivity of LIS professionals in India. The highest number of web citations (35.6 per cent) was from .edu/.ac type domains. Most of the web resources (46.9 per cent) cited in the study were hypertext markup language (HTML) files.
Originality/value – The paper is the result of an original analysis of web citations undertaken in order to study the dependence of LIS professionals in India on web sources for their scholarly contributions. This carries research value for web content providers, authors and researchers in LIS.
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