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Date of this Version

2017

Citation

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate European national libraries’ websites on the basis of webometrics. It also analyze the structure of the selected European national libraries’ websites on the basis of number of checkpoints. On the basis of number of web indicators such as number of webpages, in-links, rich content files, publications in Google Scholar and WISER, web presence of the selected European national libraries’ websites were examined. For collection of webometrics data Google search engine and Check PageRank tool were used. To evaluate structure’s attributes, a checklist was drafted which is based on published literature and guidelines. This paper highlights that most of the European national libraries have sound web presence having large number of webpages, in-links and rich content files. It also reveals that most of the European national libraries’ websites have users’ friendly structure except few national libraries’ websites. Therefore, there is a need to conduct regular observation to find out the utility of website among users’ group.

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