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World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL)
Vol.14(1)  June 2021
Print ISSN : 0974-567X
Websites of Indian Agricultural and Horticulture Universities: a webometric analysis
S. D. Kadam, I/C Librarian, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani 431402, Maharashtra, (E): ksantosh016@gmail.com S. C. Bhusawar, Librarian, CSMSS Chh. Shahu College of Engineering, Aurangabad 431011, Maharashtra, (E): shankarbhusawar@gmail.com
The article discusses a webometric study, carried out on websites of 51 Indian agriculture and horticulture universities. The aim of the study was to rank these 51 websites on the ground of their web impact factor (WIF). The study was conducted using eight Boolean search statement methods and Google Search Engine to collect data from each university website. The major assessment criteria applied for this study were WIF, rich files, Google Scholar data, WISER (web indicators for scientific, technological, and innovation research) value, and Alexa Traffic Ranking. In terms of WIF, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, was ranked first, followed by Dr Balasaheb Sawant Kokan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, and third position was secured by Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi. The Central Agriculture University, Imphal was adjudged first in the number of rich files. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, ranked first in the light of Alexa Traffic Ranking. Central Agricultural University, Imphal with a WISER index value of 19.75358, scored first in WISER ranking, whereas Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Jammu was the at the 20th position, with a WISER value of 11.46.


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