Library and Information Science


https://sites.google.com/a/gauhati.ac.in/research/#ds11092019 Library metadata timeline

https://sites.google.com/a/gauhati.ac.in/research/library/#th23052019 Indian Research Articles in PLoS Journals


A review of library metadata standards

Dipen Deka and his graduate student review how the library metadata standard has evolved over the centuries beginning from around 1840s. This work is published in the journal Library Hi Tech.


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The authors make a systematic review of the library metadata development history listing out the most significant landmarks and influencing events from Thomas Bodley's rules to the latest BIBFRAME architecture, comparing their significance and suitability in the modern-day Web environment. Four time divisions are identified, namely pre-1900 era, 1900–1950, post-1950 to pre-Web era and post-Web era based on pre-set information available to the authors regarding catalogue rules. Under these four divisions, relevant information sources regarding the purpose of the study were identified; various metadata standards released at different times were consulted. Findings Library catalogue standards have undergone transitive changes from one form to another primarily influenced by the changing work environment and different forms of resource availability in libraries. Modern-day metadata standards are influenced by the opportunities provided by the World Wide Web towards libraries and work as a suitable base for data organisation at par with Semantic Web standards. Research. Information organisation processes have gone towards a more data-centric approach than earlier document-centric nature in current Semantic Web environment. Libraries had to make a move in this process, and modern-day guidelines in this regard bring the possibility of large-scale discovery services through curated information resources. This study discovers the relationships between key events in the course of development of metadata standards and provides suggestions and predictions regarding its future developments.

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Influence in the citation growth of Indian Research Articles in PLoS Journals

Tilak Hazarika and his colleagues put forward a study to show how the citation profile of Indian Research Articles in PLoS Journals are affected. This work is published in the journal Journal of Scientometric Research.


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The general approach of research impact evaluation is entirely based upon citations. But in the current Web2.0 era, this citation based evaluation process often do not include the generic discussions people make in social media, blogs, online scholarly discussion forums or even the online readership of the article. Altmetrics, often referred as the article level metrics is a tool that have emerged, which crowd source all the non-citation based discussions from various web2.0 platforms and tries to reflect the overhaul attention that an article gets. Since its introduction, altmetrics have been able to gather a good attention from the scientific community, and researchers are trying to evaluate if it does have scholarly value to complement the citation based impact measure process. The current study tries to evaluate altmetrics penetration in Indian research articles and the influence of altmetrics in the citation growth process. The problem was addressed taking the example of Indian research articles published in PLoS journals. Two hypothesis were set for the study and PLoS altmetrics data were taken to run the t-test for paired sample mean to test the hypothesis. Findings from the t-test estimated a low significant p value, hence rejecting the null hypothesis and accepting the alternate hypothesis proving the positive influence of altmetrics in the citation growth process for the Indian research articles in PLoS journals. Also the presence of altmetrics data in the Indian research articles of PLoS journals is evaluated in the study.

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