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Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science
Year : 2012, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 55)
Print ISSN : 0973-7081. Online ISSN : 0975-6922.

Web Impact Factor and Webometric Study of National Institute of Technology (NITs) of India

Dr. Satpathy Sunil Kumar*, Maharana Rabindra K**

*Deputy Librarian, Central Library, National Institute of Technology, GE Road, Raipur-492010 (C.G), e-mail: drsksatpathy@gmail.com

**Technician (Library), National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), IOP Campus, Bhubaneswar-751005, e-mail: maharana.rabindra@gmail.com

Online published on 10 September, 2012.

Abstract

The paper attempts to study websites of National Institute of Technology of India using web impact factors. Altavista search engine was used for collecting the required data. The simple web impact factor, self link web impact factor, external web impact factor and revised web impact factor of the NITs under the scope of study have been calculated. The study was made during August–September 2010. The study revealed that some NITs have higher number of web pages but their link pages are very small in numbers and websites fall behind in their simple, self link and external link web impact factor. This paper could cover only 21 NITs out of 30 due to the absence of their official website. The websites of any institutions are regarded as the prime gateway of information. The paper gives a clear insight into the websites of Indian NITs and their impact factors. It can be useful for evaluation of the websites of other institutions.

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Keywords

Web Impact Factor (WIF), Webometrics, Bibliometrics, Websites, NIT.

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