Web Impact Factor of Select National Libraries’ Websites
The objective of this study is to examine the linking on websites of national libraries and to find out theirweb impact factor and amount of information present on these websites in the form of rich files. The methodologywhich is followed in this study is basically investigative in nature. For the purpose of analysing the linkstructure, data is collected in the month of December 2009, January 2010, April 2010, and May 2010. Theresearch revealed that among the selected national libraries, websites of national libraries’ of America, Australiaand Britain were more visible and hosted the more content compare to the websites of India, Namibia, andSouth Africa. A short survey is conducted to find the number of functional national libraries websites in theworld. Among the 163 countries (which have national libraries) 106 countries have the websites. In this studytwo national libraries are selected from each continents of the world except American continent.
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