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Introduction to Webometrics

This book argues that it can be useful for social scientists to measure aspects of the web and explains how this can be achieved on both a small and large scale.

Author : Michael Thelwall

Release : 2009

Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN : 159829993X

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Webometrics is concerned with measuring aspects of the web: web sites, web pages, parts of web pages, words in web pages, hyperlinks, web search engine results. The importance of the web itself as a communication medium and for hosting an increasingly wide array of documents, from journal articles to holiday brochures, needs no introduction. Given this huge and easily accessible source of information, there are limitless possibilities for measuring or counting on a huge scale (e.g., the number of web sites, the number of web pages, the number of blogs) or on a smaller scale (e.g., the number of web sites in Ireland, the number of web pages in the CNN web site, the number of blogs mentioning Barack Obama before the 2008 presidential campaign). This book argues that it can be useful for social scientists to measure aspects of the web and explains how this can be achieved on both a small and large scale. The book is intended for social scientists with research topics that are wholly or partly online (e.g., social networks, news, political communication) and social scientists with offline research topics with an online reflection, even if this is not a core component (e.g., diaspora communities, consumer culture, linguistic change). The book is also intended for library and information science students in the belief that the knowledge and techniques described will be useful for them to guide and aid other social scientists in their research. In addition, the techniques and issues are all directly relevant to library and information science research problems. Table of Contents: Introduction / Web Impact Assessment / Link Analysis / Blog Searching / Automatic Search Engine Searches: LexiURL Searcher / Web Crawling: SocSciBot / Search Engines and Data Reliability / Tracking User Actions Online / Advaned Techniques / Summary and Future Directions

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the Social Sciences.
San Rafael, CA: Morgan and Claypool, 2009. Thelwall, Mike. “Bibliometrics to
Webometrics.” Journal of Information Science 34, no. 4 (August 2008): 605–21.

Author : Danny P. Wallace

Release : 2012-06-12

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN : 1610692667

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The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

The introduction and proliferation of the web and digital libraries opened up a
new vista called 'webometrics', which involved research in developing new
metrics and techniques to discover the characteristics of information resources on
the ...

Author : Gobinda G. Chowdhury

Release : 2010

Publisher : Facet Publishing

ISBN : 185604694X

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An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. A bewildering range of techniques is now available to the information professional attempting to successfully retrieve information. It is recognized that today's information professionals need to concentrate their efforts on learning the techniques of computerized IR. However, it is this book's contention that it also benefits them to learn the theory, techniques and tools that constitute the traditional approaches to the organization and processing of information. In fact much of this knowledge may still be applicable in the storage and retrieval of electronic information in digital library environments. The fully revised third edition of this highly regarded textbook has been thoroughly updated to incorporate major changes in this rapidly expanding field since the second edition in 2004, and a complete new chapter on citation indexing has been added. Unique in its scope, the book covers the whole spectrum of information storage and retrieval, including: users of IR and IR options; database technology; bibliographic formats; cataloguing and metadata; subject analysis and representation; automatic indexing and file organization; vocabulary control; abstracts and indexing; searching and retrieval; user-centred models of IR and user interfaces; evaluation of IR systems and evaluation experiments; online and CD-ROM IR; multimedia IR; hypertext and mark-up languages; web IR; intelligent IR; natural language processing and its applications in IR; citation analysis and IR; IR in digital libraries; and trends in IR research. Illustrated with many examples and comprehensively referenced for an international audience, this is an indispensable textbook for students of library and information studies. It is also an invaluable aid for information practitioners wishing to brush up on their skills and keep up to date with the latest techniques.

Social Information Research

available, and investigate those areas where webometric investigations can
provide the most useful insights. ... Introduction. Webometrics has been
described as ''ythe study of the quantitative aspects of the construction and use of
information ...

Author : Gunilla Widen

Release : 2012-10-19

Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN : 1780528329

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Social Information Research, co-edited by Gunilla Widen and Kim Holmberg communicates current research looking into different aspects of social information as part of information behaviour research. There is a special emphasis on the new innovations supporting contemporary information behavior and the social media context within which it can sit.

Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information

... Luís M. Carrico 2009 Understanding User-Web Interactions via Web Analytics
Bernard J. (Jim) Jansen 2009 XML Retrieval Mounia Lalmas 2009 Faceted
Search Daniel Tunkelang 2009 Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web. v.

Author : William Jones

Release : 2013-10-01

Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN : 1627050175

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With its theme, "Our Information, Always and Forever," Part I of this book covers the basics of personal information management (PIM) including six essential activities of PIM and six (different) ways in which information can be personal to us. Part I then goes on to explore key issues that arise in the "great migration" of our information onto the Web and into a myriad of mobile devices. Part 2 provides a more focused look at technologies for managing information that promise to profoundly alter our practices of PIM and, through these practices, the way we lead our lives. Part 2 is in five chapters: - Chapter 5. Technologies of Input and Output. Technologies in support of gesture, touch, voice, and even eye movements combine to support a more natural user interface (NUI). Technologies of output include glasses and "watch" watches. Output will also increasingly be animated with options to "zoom". - Chapter 6. Technologies to Save Our Information. We can opt for "life logs" to record our experiences with increasing fidelity. What will we use these logs for? And what isn’t recorded that should be? - Chapter 7. Technologies to Search Our Information. The potential for personalized search is enormous and mostly yet to be realized. Persistent searches, situated in our information landscape, will allow us to maintain a diversity of projects and areas of interest without a need to continually switch from one to another to handle incoming information. - Chapter 8. Technologies to Structure Our Information. Structure is key if we are to keep, find, and make effective use of our information. But how best to structure? And how best to share structured information between the applications we use, with other people, and also with ourselves over time? What lessons can we draw from the failures and successes in web-based efforts to share structure? - Chapter 9. PIM Transformed and Transforming: Stories from the Past, Present and Future. Part 2 concludes with a comparison between Licklider’s world of information in 1957 and our own world of information today. And then we consider what the world of information is likely to look like in 2057. Licklider estimated that he spent 85% of his "thinking time" in activities that were clerical and mechanical and might (someday) be delegated to the computer. What percentage of our own time is spent with the clerical and mechanical? What about in 2057?

Faceted Search

Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services Editor Gary
Marchionini, University ofNorth Carolina, Chapel Hill Faceted Search Daniel
Tunkelang 2009 Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the

Author : Daniel Tunkelang

Release : 2009-10-08

Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN : 1608450007

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We live in an information age that requires us, more than ever, to represent, access, and use information. Over the last several decades, we have developed a modern science and technology for information retrieval, relentlessly pursuing the vision of a "memex" that Vannevar Bush proposed in his seminal article, "As We May Think." Faceted search plays a key role in this program. Faceted search addresses weaknesses of conventional search approaches and has emerged as a foundation for interactive information retrieval. User studies demonstrate that faceted search provides more effective information-seeking support to users than best-first search. Indeed, faceted search has become increasingly prevalent in online information access systems, particularly for e-commerce and site search. In this lecture, we explore the history, theory, and practice of faceted search. Although we cannot hope to be exhaustive, our aim is to provide sufficient depth and breadth to offer a useful resource to both researchers and practitioners. Because faceted search is an area of interest to computer scientists, information scientists, interface designers, and usability researchers, we do not assume that the reader is a specialist in any of these fields. Rather, we offer a self-contained treatment of the topic, with an extensive bibliography for those who would like to pursue particular aspects in more depth. Table of Contents: I. Key Concepts / Introduction: What Are Facets? / Information Retrieval / Faceted Information Retrieval / II. Research and Practice / Academic Research / Commercial Applications / III. Practical Concerns / Back-End Concerns / Front-End Concerns / Conclusion / Glossary

Advances in Electric and Electronics

1 Introduction Webometrics from 1977 has made great progress until now[1], and
mainly focus on the study of web hyperlinks, including inlinks, outlinks, co-links[2]
. However, the gradually narrowed access to the tools of collecting web ...

Author : Wensong Hu

Release : 2012-03-13

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN : 3642287441

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This volume contains 108 full length papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2012), held on April 21-22 in Sanya, China, which brings together researchers working in many different areas of education and learning to foster international collaborations and exchange of new ideas. This volume can be divided into two sections on the basis of the classification of manuscripts considered: the first section deals with Electric and the second section with Electronics.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

CHAPTER 3 Webometrics Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton Liwen
Vaughan University of Western Ontario Lennart Björneborn Royal School of
Library and Information Science Introduction Webometrics , the quantitative study
of ...

Author : Blaise Cronin

Release : 2004

Publisher : Information Today, Inc.

ISBN : 9781573872096

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ARIST, published annually since 1966, is a landmark publication within the information science community. It surveys the landscape of information science and technology, providing an analytical, authoritative, and accessible overview of recent trends and significant developments. The range of topics varies considerably, reflecting the dynamism of the discipline and the diversity of theoretical and applied perspectives. While ARIST continues to cover key topics associated with "classical" information science (e.g., bibliometrics, information retrieval), editor Blaise Cronin is selectively expanding its footprint in an effort to connect information science more tightly with cognate academic and professional communities.


This book provides an accessible introduction to the history, theory and techniques of informetrics.

Author : Junping Qiu

Release : 2017-04-08

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 981104032X

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This book provides an accessible introduction to the history, theory and techniques of informetrics. Divided into 14 chapters, it develops the content system of informetrics from the theory, methods and applications; systematically analyzes the six basic laws and the theory basis of informetrics and presents quantitative analysis methods such as citation analysis and computer-aided analysis. It also discusses applications in information resource management, information and library science, science of science, scientific evaluation and the forecast field. Lastly, it describes a new development in informetrics- webometrics. Providing a comprehensive overview of the complex issues in today's environment, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers, students and practitioners in library and information science.

Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

WEbOMEtrics generalities The introduction of the World Wide Web led to an
anticipation of major paradigmatic shifts in scientific communication. As a result
the new subfield of Webometrics emerged. Webometrics is the name given to the

Author : Goh, Dion

Release : 2007-10-31

Publisher : IGI Global

ISBN : 1599045451

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The wealth of information accessible on the Internet has grown exponentially since its advent. This mass of content must be systemically sifted to glean pertinent data, and the utilization of the collective intelligence of other users, or social information retrieval, is an innovative, emerging technique. Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies & Applications for Searching the Web Effectively provides relevant content in the areas of information retrieval systems, services, and research; covering topics such as social tagging, collaborative querying, social network analysis, subjective relevance judgments, and collaborative filtering. Answering the increasing demand for authoritative resources on Internet technologies, this Premier Reference Source will make an indispensable addition to any library collection.

WIS-2004, International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics, 2-5 March 2004

Indicators for gender studies under both conditions are introduced here: -
Bibliometric and Web indicators of gender co-operation - Web visibility rates and
- Indicators of gender centrality in bibliographic and in Web networks The results
of the ...

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Release : 2004

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Papers presented at the workshop.

An Introduction to the Internationalization of Higher Education

“Methodology.” Ranking Web of Universities. Accessed on May, 6, 2013 from http
:// “Why Accreditation Matters.” ABET.
Accessed on May 7, 2013 from why-accreditation-matters/.

Author : Ali Arabkheradmand

Release : 2015-02-20

Publisher : University Press of America

ISBN : 0761864717

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Internationalization of higher education is a concept that is currently making its way to every corner of the globe. This book aims to provide the reader with an introduction to this subject and explore three of its most fundamental aspects, namely, internationalization at home, internationalization abroad, and internationalization of curriculum.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

CHAPTER 3 Webometrics Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton Liwen
Vaughan University of Western Ontario Lennart Björneborn Royal School of
Library and Information Science Introduction Webometrics , the quantitative study
of ...

Author : Carlos A. Cuadra

Release : 2004

Publisher :


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Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline

... called webometrics/cybermetrics, has become part of the main stream library
and information science research area. ... to discuss the emerging area (Mike
The1wall & Vaughn, 2004) Björneborn and Ingwersen introduced a basic
framework ...

Author : Eom, Sean B.

Release : 2008-11-30

Publisher : IGI Global

ISBN : 1599047403

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Provides a blueprint for researchers to follow in a wide variety of investigations. Introduces an alternative approach to conducting author cocitation analysis (ACA) without relying on commercial citation databases.

Handbook of Translation Studies

The article has a dual focus, providing an introduction to the basic concepts,
approaches and methods pertaining to ... Bibliometrics, scientometrics and
webometrics Bibliometrics is an empirical branch of the social studies of science
and can ...

Author : Yves Gambier

Release : 2013-12-20

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN : 9027270813

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As a meaningful manifestation of how institutionalized the discipline has become, the new Handbook of Translation Studies is most welcome. It joins the other signs of maturation such as Summer Schools, the development of academic curricula, historical surveys, journals, book series, textbooks, terminologies, bibliographies and encyclopedias. The HTS aims at disseminating knowledge about translation and interpreting and providing easy access to a large range of topics, traditions, and methods to a relatively broad audience: not only students who often adamantly prefer such user-friendliness, researchers and lecturers in Translation Studies, Translation & Interpreting professionals; but also scholars and experts from other disciplines (among which linguistics, sociology, history, psychology). In addition the HTS addresses any of those with a professional or personal interest in the problems of translation, interpreting, localization, editing, etc., such as communication specialists, journalists, literary critics, editors, public servants, business managers, (intercultural) organization specialists, media specialists, marketing professionals. The usability, accessibility and flexibility of the HTS depend on the commitment of people who agree that Translation Studies does matter. All users are therefore invited to share their feedback. Any questions, remarks and suggestions for improvement can be sent to the editorial team at Next to the book edition (in printed and electronic, PDF, format), HTS is also available as an online resource, connected with the Translation Studies Bibliography. For access to the Handbook of Translation Studies Online, please visit

Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals

This book is a clear guide for library and information professionals as to what web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value.

Author : David Stuart

Release : 2014-01-02

Publisher : Facet Publishing

ISBN : 1856048748

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A practical guide to using web metrics to measure impact and demonstrate value. The web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs. This book is a clear guide for library and information professionals as to what web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value. As individuals and organizations increasingly use the web in addition to traditional publishing avenues and formats, this book provides the tools to unlock web metrics and evaluate the impact of this content. Key topics covered include: • Introduction to web metrics • Bibliometrics, webometrics and web metrics • Data collection tools • Evaluating impact on the web • Evaluating social media impact • Investigating relationships between actors • Exploring traditional publications in a new environment • Web metrics and the web of data • The future of web metrics and the library and information professional. Readership: This book will provide a practical introduction to web metrics for a wide range of library and information professionals, from the bibliometrician wanting to demonstrate the wider impact of a researcher’s work than can be demonstrated through traditional citations databases, to the reference librarian wanting to measure how successfully they are engaging with their users on Twitter. It will be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to not only understand the impact of content, but demonstrate this impact to others within the organization and beyond.

Journal of Information Science

Introduction José Luis Ortega , Isidro Aguillo and José Antonio Prieto Internet Lab
, Centro de Información y ... rate of Keywords : webometrics ; web persistence ;
web growth ; web decay ; linkrot ; bibliometrics Correspondence to : José Luis ...

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Materials Science and Information Technology II

The peer-reviewed papers brought together, in this special issue of Solid State Phenomena, are the outcome of the 16th International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, ICIFMS-16, held on the 3rd to 8th July 2011, ...

Author : Suo Zhang Cai

Release : 2012-06-14

Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN : 3038138525

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The peer-reviewed papers brought together, in this special issue of Solid State Phenomena, are the outcome of the 16th International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, ICIFMS-16, held on the 3rd to 8th July 2011, in Lausanne, Switzerland. These proceedings aim to attract newcomers to this exciting field of research and lead them to appreciate the potential of anelastic methodologies in the investigation of advanced materials and new phenomena. Scientist who are already involved in the field will also find within new ideas which will stimulate their interest in developing new experiments and theories.

Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting

Author : Donald B. Cleveland

Release : 2001

Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated


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Put your hands on the basic knowledge necessary to become a professional indexer. Based on new research and years of practical experience, the book introduces you to such fundamentals as the nature of information, the organization of information, vocabulary control, types of indexes and abstracts, evaluation of indexing, and the use of computers. A new chapter on indexing and the Internet has been added, as has a chapter that lists Web resources for indexers and abstractors.