A Webometric Study of the Websites of Public libraries

Abstract

Author(s): Garvita Jhamb, Arun Ruhela

The paper attempts to webometrically analyse the websites of seven public libraries administered by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The scope is limited to web link structure analysis. It analyse the domain and page authority, internal links, external links, link equities, established links, and three types of web impact factors namely simple, internal and external. It was found that out of the seven libraries, the website of Central Secretariat library is having the highest simple as well as external web impact factor (115.8) and hence the best web presence among all. The website of RRRLF is the only websites which is having all its internal (55) as well external (4183) links as equity passing links. The website of National Library has the highest number of external and total links (6009) while that of Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library consists of highest number of internal (465) links and highest IWIF of 24.25.

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