Library Herald (2004-2015): A Bibliometric Study


Author(s): Narendra A B.U. Kannappanavar

The purpose of this paper to explore, by quantitative analysis, research trends, authorship patterns, collaborative works and geographical distribution of contributions of the Library Herald Journal from2004 to 2015. The data of all the 264 contributions from 12 volumes and 44 issues of the Library Herald journal were extracting from the Indian Citation Index online database for the period 2004-2015. Author productivity hascalculated using the formula given by Yoshikane et al…And Degree of Collaboration (DC) among the authors in the Library Herald journal, the formula given by Subramanyam (1983). The study is restricted to the Library Herald Journal form the year 2004-2015. Only Bibliometricdetails are analysed using Bibliometric indicators. Further studies could look at the content analysis and citation analysis. 264 publications are analysed.74.24% publications are Research Articles.Single Author contributions are 115 (43.56%) and multiple-authored contributions are (56.44%). The average number of authors per article is 1.73. The average productivity per author for the period 2004-2015 is 0.58. Indian authors contributed more publications. The leading author is Rahiania Nasrat, The University of Delhi contributed the highest number of publications. The author's major interested areas are Bibliometrics, User Studies, Library Sources and Services, Academic Library, Public Libraries, Information Technology, Library professionals/ skills and competencies, Information Literacy, Library Information Networks, and Library Automation. This paper is relevant and useful to those who are interested in Bibliometric studies and it provides a comprehensive study of scholarly communications of Library Herald from 2004-2015. It reveals the Growth of LIS literature and research trends, Author productivity.

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