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Mapping of the selected literature on robotic technology applications in libraries based on Scopus database: a subjective computational review

Bwsrang Basumatary (Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India)
Mayank Yuvaraj (Central Library, Central University of South Bihar, Patna, India)
Nitesh Kumar Verma (Department of Library and Information Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India)
Manoj Kumar Verma (Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 11 September 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Adopting and implementing robotic technology applications in the library is a significant technological up-gradation today. The purpose of this study was to evaluate selected literature focused mainly on robotics technology applications in the field of libraries and to assess the online social attention to research publications.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employed Scientometric and altmetric tools to evaluate the research publications. The bibliographic data of research publications were downloaded from Scopus database and scrutinized one by one and 71 articles were selected which mainly focused on robotic technology in libraries. Altmetric data were collected from the Dimensions.ai database. The analysis was performed using MS Excel, Tableau, Biblioshiny, VOSviewer and SPSS software.

Findings

Research on robotic technology in the field of libraries has been experiencing a gradual increase, marked by an annual growth rate of 12.93%. The United States has prominently led the way as the most active participant and collaborator in this advancement. Among the various journals, Library Hi Tech has notably stood out as a significant contributor to this field. However, the research articles have garnered limited social attention and impact. Furthermore, the patterns of authorship collaboration have demonstrated relatively modest levels within the field, and a weak correlation has been observed between the social attention received and the Scopus citation metrics of the publications.

Practical implications

The research needs to be disseminated more through various social media platforms to increase its visibility. Sharing research information through social media can bridge the gap between academia and society. The findings of this study can serve as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers.

Originality/value

This study presents a Scientometric analysis of the selected published literature on robotics technology applications in the field of libraries, highlighting the progress and development of worldwide research in this area.

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Citation

Basumatary, B., Yuvaraj, M., Verma, N.K. and Verma, M.K. (2023), "Mapping of the selected literature on robotic technology applications in libraries based on Scopus database: a subjective computational review", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2023-0031

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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