[Irtalk] Webometrics ranking for repositories

Swanepoel, Barrie barries at uj.ac.za
Wed Sep 5 11:36:32 SAST 2012

Hi Ina and Hilton

I agree. We supply the content and vehicle but it is not possible for us to advance the linking.
The research office, researcher and Information librarians are best placed to make that happen.

We had a very interesting meeting with Prof Mouton from Stellenbosch. His insights opened up a whole world of issues regarding ranking that we weren't aware of.
It might be worthwhile to speak to him about this issues directly.

Do you have any ideas for the IR advancing the universities rankings at all? Our IR is doing well, but our University site not. From the top of my head I would think that making links to the full text in the IR might help?


Barrie Swanepoel
Systems Administrator
University of Johannesburg
Library and Information Centre
PO Box 524
Auckland Park
Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 11 559 2347

-----Original Message-----
From: irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za [mailto:irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] On Behalf Of Smith, Ina <ismith at sun.ac.za>
Sent: 05 September 2012 10:45 AM
To: Gibson, H <hgibson at sun.ac.za>; irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za
Subject: Re: [Irtalk] Webometrics ranking for repositories

I support what Hilton says. Therefore it is crucial that we encourage researchers and students to create links from their web pages, CV's etc, and cite the persistent hyperlinks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gibson, H <hgibson at sun.ac.za>
Sent: 05 September 2012 10:43
To: Smith, Ina <ismith at sun.ac.za>; irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za
Cc: Raju, R, Dr <rraju at sun.ac.za>
Subject: RE: Webometrics ranking for repositories

Hi All

See: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Ranking/International
SUNScholar is poor on visibility.
Visibility depends on the MajesticSEO ratings.
The MajesticSEO ratings are based on the number hyperlinks referring back to the domain in question.
A young repository will take time to get hyperlinks on other websites.
So the older the repository with more links referring to it, will rise in the ranks.
This is where the help of librarians, the research office etc.. is needed, to encourage others to link to items in the repository.
See: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/How_do_I_cite_or_reference_items_on_SUNScholar
This is an ongoing and vital exercise for the success of the repository.



Hilton Gibson
Systems Administrator
JS Gericke Library
Room 1025D
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 808 4100 | Cell: +27 84 646 4758

From: irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za [irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] on behalf of Smith, Ina <ismith at sun.ac.za> [ismith at sun.ac.za]
Sent: 05 September 2012 10:11 AM
To: irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za
Subject: [Irtalk] Webometrics ranking for repositories

Dear colleagues

Webometrics has changed their web interface, and it seems as if they also did some work work on the rankings. See http://repositories.webometrics.info/ An improvement I think.

New rankings for South Africa: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/Africa/South%20Africa

Kind regards

Ina Smith

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