Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Spring 10-10-2023

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The study was designed to know the year-wise research growth rate, author collaboration pattern and productivity, sub-domain research in library science, research keyword network, thematic and cluster analysis of journal Annals of Library and Information Science. The data search and download has been done under (Scopus database) sources by selecting the subject area Social Science/Library and Information Science and the journal Annals of Library and Information Science. A total of 388 articles from the study period 2011 to 2022 have been downloaded with all bibliographic information from the Scopus database. VOSviewer (version, 1.6.9) and R (Biblioshiny) software have been used for data visualization and keyword analysis. Total 388 articles were published in which 2014 noted as the most productive year (11.60%) and 2019 as least productive (4.64%) year. Citation analysis indicates that highest 315 citation (18.39%) for year 2011 and lowest 32 (1.87%) in 2022, noted so for averaging 4.41 per article annually. multi-authored articles were found prominent (48.20%), followed by single authors (33.76%). The Collaborative Index ranged from 1.81 to 2.03 (average 1.88), and the Degree of Collaboration found between 0.88 to 0.73 (average 0.82). The Collaboration Coefficient, reflecting averaged collaboration 0.365, with values from 0.29 to 0.41. B K Sen, B Dutta, and K C Garg, noted as highest contributor for this journal where with article “Internet of Things and Libraries" published by Pujar S M & Satyanarayana K V in year 2015 has highest number of citations for any article. Keyword analysis indicate that term "Scientometrics," "Bibliometrics," and "India," occurred most time where Library Services, H-index, and Covid-19 noted as latest occurred term for year 2021. The thematic analysis of subject shows that koha, vufind, ethics, open source, ontology, academic integrity, citation impact, altmetrics, lexicon etc. found as emerging subject areas for research. As expected, India emerged as the primary contributor in publications (76.80%) and citations (75.55%), followed by Nigeria (6.44% publications, 5.78% citations) which shows the journal must make its presence on international level.The institute analysis indicates that research institutes are sharing more publication comparing to the central university where the library science department exist.