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Summer 9-30-2019

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  • Dimitrova, D.V., & Bugeja, M. (2007). The half-life of Internet references cited in communication journals. New Media and Society, 9(5): 811–826. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444807081226
  • Gul, S., Mahajan, I., & Ali, A. (2014). The growth and decay of URLs citation: A case of an online library & information science journal. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 19(3), 27–39.
  • Habibzadeh, P. (2013). Decay of References to Web sites in Articles Published in General Medical Journals: Mainstream vs Small Journals. Applied Clinical Informatics, 04(04), 455–464. https://doi.org/10.4338/aci-2013-07-ra-0055
  • Koehler, W. (1999.) An analysis of web page and web site, constancy and permanence. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(2): 162–180.
  • Mardani, A., & Sangari, M. (2013). An analysis of the availability and persistence of web citations in Iranian LIS journals. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 3(1): 29–42.
  • Moghaddam, A.S., Saberi, M.K., & Esmaeel, S.M. 2010. Availability and half-life of web references cited in information research journals: A citation study. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 8(2): 57-75.
  • Moosavi, Ali Sadat, Moghaddam, Alireza Isfandyari, Tajeddini,Oranus (2012). Accessibility of online resources cited in scholarly LIS journals A study of Emerald ISI-ranked journals. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 64 (2):178-192 .DOI 10.1108/00012531211215196 availble at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227344542_Accessibility_of_online_resources_cited_in_scholarly_LIS_journals_A_study_of_Emerald_ISI-ranked_journals/figures?lo=1 (accessed 9 june 2019)
  • Parmar, Seema (2012). Use of E-journals and CD-ROM Databases by Fraternity of CCSHAU, Hisar, India. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 2(1): 62-66.
  • Prithviraj, K. R., & Sampath Kumar, B. T. (2014). Corrosion of URLs: Implications for electronic publishing. IFLA Journal, 40(1), 35–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035214526529
  • Sife, A. S. , & Bernard, R. (2013). Persistence and decay of web citations used in theses and dissertations available at the Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Tanzania. International Journal of Education & Development Using Information & Communication Technology, 9(2), 85–94. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=95745566&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  • Spinellis, D. (2003). The decay and failures of web references. Communications of the ACM, 46(1), 71–77.
  • Tyler, D., & McNeil, B. (2003). Librarians and link rot: a comparative analysis with some methodological considerations. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(4): 615–632.
  • Vinay, R. S., Divyashree G. N. & Sampath Kumar, B. T. (2019). Decayed URLs in LIS Journal articles : An Exploration Decayed URLs in LIS Journal articles : An Exploration. In 9th KSCLA National Conference on Library in the Life of the User (pp. 540–544). Department of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/B_T_Sampath_Kumar2
  • Dimitrova, D.V., & Bugeja, M. (2007). The half-life of Internet references cited in communication journals. New Media and Society, 9(5): 811–826. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444807081226
  • Gul, S., Mahajan, I., & Ali, A. (2014). The growth and decay of URLs citation: A case of an online library & information science journal. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 19(3), 27–39.
  • Habibzadeh, P. (2013). Decay of References to Web sites in Articles Published in General Medical Journals: Mainstream vs Small Journals. Applied Clinical Informatics, 04(04), 455–464. https://doi.org/10.4338/aci-2013-07-ra-0055
  • Koehler, W. (1999.) An analysis of web page and web site, constancy and permanence. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(2): 162–180.
  • Mardani, A., & Sangari, M. (2013). An analysis of the availability and persistence of web citations in Iranian LIS journals. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 3(1): 29–42.
  • Moghaddam, A.S., Saberi, M.K., & Esmaeel, S.M. 2010. Availability and half-life of web references cited in information research journals: A citation study. International Journal of Information Science and Management, 8(2): 57-75.
  • Moosavi, Ali Sadat, Moghaddam, Alireza Isfandyari, Tajeddini,Oranus (2012). Accessibility of online resources cited in scholarly LIS journals A study of Emerald ISI-ranked journals. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 64 (2):178-192 .DOI 10.1108/00012531211215196 availble at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227344542_Accessibility_of_online_resources_cited_in_scholarly_LIS_journals_A_study_of_Emerald_ISI-ranked_journals/figures?lo=1 (accessed 9 june 2019)
  • Parmar, Seema (2012). Use of E-journals and CD-ROM Databases by Fraternity of CCSHAU, Hisar, India. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 2(1): 62-66.
  • Prithviraj, K. R., & Sampath Kumar, B. T. (2014). Corrosion of URLs: Implications for electronic publishing. IFLA Journal, 40(1), 35–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035214526529
  • Sife, A. S. , & Bernard, R. (2013). Persistence and decay of web citations used in theses and dissertations available at the Sokoine National Agricultural Library, Tanzania. International Journal of Education & Development Using Information & Communication Technology, 9(2), 85–94. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=95745566&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  • Spinellis, D. (2003). The decay and failures of web references. Communications of the ACM, 46(1), 71–77.
  • Tyler, D., & McNeil, B. (2003). Librarians and link rot: a comparative analysis with some methodological considerations. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(4): 615–632.
  • Vinay, R. S., Divyashree G. N. & Sampath Kumar, B. T. (2019). Decayed URLs in LIS Journal articles : An Exploration Decayed URLs in LIS Journal articles : An Exploration. In 9th KSCLA National Conference on Library in the Life of the User (pp. 540–544). Department of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/B_T_Sampath_Kumar2

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Abstract

The present study is conducted to identify the prevailing citation trends, durability of web citations or URLs, decay and half-life of URLs by analyzing articles’ citations of Indian Journal of Agricultural Library and Information Services published during 2012 -2016. A total of 980 citations were reported in 94 articles out of which 33.16 percent were having web citations. Of web citations, 62.15 percent of URLs were accessible at the time of testing and the remaining 37.85 percent of URLs were not accessible. HTTP error message 404 “page not found’’ was the irresistible error message appeared and represented 51.22 percent of all HTTP error messages. Average half-life of URLs was estimated to be 4.62 years. There was no association found between path depth and decay of URLs. Articles accessed from domain .org, .net and .co/.com were found more alive than other domains.

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