Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Content analysis of NIRF ranked Medical Institute’s Library websites of India: an evaluative study
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Libraries are establishing websites to deliver information to their patrons. The purpose of this paper is to assess the top ten medical institute library websites, as determined by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), for the year 2020. The checklist-based observation method has been adopted for the study. The checklist is categorized into five major categories: general information about the library, library's printed collection, library's e-resources, library's services, and library’s sections. At the end of this study, some recommendations are being provided for improving websites. The information is gathered from only eight medical institute’s library websites because two of them were down at the time of data collection. According to the findings, AIIMS library websites publish the most content (67.08%) through their websites. CMC library websites came in second with 56.96%, KMCM came in third with 43.03%, and so on. Among the ten library websites, SGPGI (17.72 %) has the lowest rating. This study reveals that there is no uniformity among all of the examined library websites. It is suggested that some ground rules for website creation and content publication must be established.