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Research on Digital Libraries: A Scientometric Assessment of India’s Publications during 2000-19

P Visakhi, B D Kumbar, J Shivaram

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The study presents a bibliometric assessment of  681 Indian publications on  research in digital libraries, as indexed in Scopus database during 2000-19. India’s research output on digital library  registered 36.95% annual average growth, registered an averaged citation impact to 4.07 citations per paper, accounted for 11.75% share of internationally collaborative papers and ranked 6th highest in global publication share (3.53%) . Computer science accounted for the highest publications share (60.94%) in India’s research output on digital libraries, followed by social sciences (33.33%), engineering (25.99%), mathematics (13.80) and arts & humanities (6.02%) during 2000-19. About 231 organizations and 262 authors contributed to India’s research output on digital libraries during 2000-19. The top  20 most productive Indian organizations and authors accounted for 36.71% and 19.24% national publication share and 39.42% and 19.10% national citation share respectively during 2000-19. Of the total publications, only 269 papers are published in 129 journals. The top 15 journals accounted for 55.76% share of national output in journal medium during 2000-19. Library Philosophy & Practice contributed  the highest number of papers (28) in India’s research on digital libraries, followed by Electronic Library (27 papers), DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (22 papers),


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