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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3138
Title:
Evidence for the existence of geographic trends in university web site interlinking
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike
Abstract:
The Web is an important medium for scholarly communication of various types, perhaps eventually to replace entirely some traditional mechanisms such as print journals. Yet the Web analogy of citations, hyperlinks, are much more varied in use and existing citation techniques are difficult to generalise to the new medium. In this context, one new challenging object of study is the modern multi-faceted, multi-genre, partly unregulated university Web site. This paper develops a methodology to analyse the patterns of interlinking between university Web sites and uses it to indicate that the degree of interlinking decreases with distance, at least in the UK. This is perhaps not in itself a surprising result, despite claims of a paradigm shift from the traditional virtual college towards collaboratories, but the methodology developed can also be used to refine existing Web link metrics to produce more powerful tools for comparing groups of sites.
Citation:
Journal of Documentation, 58(5): 563-574
Publisher:
MCB UP Ltd
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3138
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410210441586
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Main article
ISSN:
0022-0418
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group ; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-20T14:37:14Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-20T14:37:14Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Documentation, 58(5): 563-574en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0418-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/3138-
dc.descriptionMain articleen
dc.description.abstractThe Web is an important medium for scholarly communication of various types, perhaps eventually to replace entirely some traditional mechanisms such as print journals. Yet the Web analogy of citations, hyperlinks, are much more varied in use and existing citation techniques are difficult to generalise to the new medium. In this context, one new challenging object of study is the modern multi-faceted, multi-genre, partly unregulated university Web site. This paper develops a methodology to analyse the patterns of interlinking between university Web sites and uses it to indicate that the degree of interlinking decreases with distance, at least in the UK. This is perhaps not in itself a surprising result, despite claims of a paradigm shift from the traditional virtual college towards collaboratories, but the methodology developed can also be used to refine existing Web link metrics to produce more powerful tools for comparing groups of sites.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMCB UP Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410210441586en
dc.subjectWebometricsen
dc.subjectWeblinksen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectAcademic websitesen
dc.subjectCollaborative working-
dc.titleEvidence for the existence of geographic trends in university web site interlinkingen
dc.typeArticleen
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