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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3145
Title:
A research and institutional size-based model for national university Web site interlinking
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike
Abstract:
Web links are a phenomenon of interest to bibliometricians by analogy with citations, and to others because of their use in Web navigation and search engines. It is known that very few links on university Web sites are targeted at scholarly expositions and yet, at least in the UK and Australia, a correlation has been established between link count metrics for universities and measures of institutional research. This paper operates on a finer-grained level of detail, focussing on counts of links between pairs of universities. It provides evidence of an underlying linear relationship with the quadruple product of the size and research quality of both source and target institution. This simple model is proposed as applying generally to national university systems, subject to a series of constraints to identify cases where it is unlikely to be applicable. It is hoped that the model, if confirmed by studies of other countries, will open the door to deeper mining of academic Web link data.
Citation:
Journal of Documentation, 58(6): 683-694
Publisher:
MCB UP Ltd
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3145
DOI:
10.1108/00220410210448219
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410210448219
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
00220418,00000000
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group ; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-20T15:57:07Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-20T15:57:07Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Documentation, 58(6): 683-694en
dc.identifier.issn00220418,00000000-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/00220410210448219-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/3145-
dc.description.abstractWeb links are a phenomenon of interest to bibliometricians by analogy with citations, and to others because of their use in Web navigation and search engines. It is known that very few links on university Web sites are targeted at scholarly expositions and yet, at least in the UK and Australia, a correlation has been established between link count metrics for universities and measures of institutional research. This paper operates on a finer-grained level of detail, focussing on counts of links between pairs of universities. It provides evidence of an underlying linear relationship with the quadruple product of the size and research quality of both source and target institution. This simple model is proposed as applying generally to national university systems, subject to a series of constraints to identify cases where it is unlikely to be applicable. It is hoped that the model, if confirmed by studies of other countries, will open the door to deeper mining of academic Web link data.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMCB UP Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00220410210448219en
dc.subjectInterconnectionen
dc.subjectModellingen
dc.subjectUniversitiesen
dc.subjectWorld Wide Weben
dc.titleA research and institutional size-based model for national university Web site interlinkingen
dc.typeArticleen
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