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Publication date: 14 December 2004

Mike Thelwall

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Link Analysis: An Information Science Approach
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-012088-553-4

Book part
Publication date: 14 December 2004

Mike Thelwall

Abstract

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Link Analysis: An Information Science Approach
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-012088-553-4

Article
Publication date: 5 December 2022

Lloyd Waller, Stephen Christopher Johnson, Nicola Satchell, Damion Gordon, Gavin Leon Kirkpatrick Daley, Howard Reid, Kimberly Fender, Paula Llewellyn, Leah Smyle and Patrick Linton

This paper aims to investigate the potential challenges that governments in the Commonwealth Caribbean are likely to face combating crimes facilitated by the dark Web.

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Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the potential challenges that governments in the Commonwealth Caribbean are likely to face combating crimes facilitated by the dark Web.

Design/methodology/approach

The “lived experience” methodology guided by a contextual systematic literature review was used to ground the investigation of the research phenomena in the researchers’ collective experiences working in, living in and engaging in research with governments in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Findings

The two major findings emerging from the analysis are that jurisdictional and technical challenges are producing major hindrances to the creation of an efficient and authoritative legislative framework and the building of the capacity of governments in the Commonwealth Caribbean to confront the technicalities that affect systematic efforts to manage problems created by the dark Web.

Practical implications

The findings indicate the urgency that authorities in the Caribbean region must place on reevaluating their administrative, legislative and investment priorities to emphasize cyber-risk management strategies that will enable their seamless and wholesome integration into this digital world.

Originality/value

The research aids in developing and extending theory and praxis related to the problematization of the dark Web for governments by situating the experiences of Small Island Developing States into the ongoing discourse.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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Article
Publication date: 25 October 2022

Samir Sellami and Nacer Eddine Zarour

Massive amounts of data, manifesting in various forms, are being produced on the Web every minute and becoming the new standard. Exploring these information sources…

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Purpose

Massive amounts of data, manifesting in various forms, are being produced on the Web every minute and becoming the new standard. Exploring these information sources distributed in different Web segments in a unified way is becoming a core task for a variety of users’ and companies’ scenarios. However, knowledge creation and exploration from distributed Web data sources is a challenging task. Several data integration conflicts need to be resolved and the knowledge needs to be visualized in an intuitive manner. The purpose of this paper is to extend the authors’ previous integration works to address semantic knowledge exploration of enterprise data combined with heterogeneous social and linked Web data sources.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors synthesize information in the form of a knowledge graph to resolve interoperability conflicts at integration time. They begin by describing KGMap, a mapping model for leveraging knowledge graphs to bridge heterogeneous relational, social and linked web data sources. The mapping model relies on semantic similarity measures to connect the knowledge graph schema with the sources' metadata elements. Then, based on KGMap, this paper proposes KeyFSI, a keyword-based semantic search engine. KeyFSI provides a responsive faceted navigating Web user interface designed to facilitate the exploration and visualization of embedded data behind the knowledge graph. The authors implemented their approach for a business enterprise data exploration scenario where inputs are retrieved on the fly from a local customer relationship management database combined with the DBpedia endpoint and the Facebook Web application programming interface (API).

Findings

The authors conducted an empirical study to test the effectiveness of their approach using different similarity measures. The observed results showed better efficiency when using a semantic similarity measure. In addition, a usability evaluation was conducted to compare KeyFSI features with recent knowledge exploration systems. The obtained results demonstrate the added value and usability of the contributed approach.

Originality/value

Most state-of-the-art interfaces allow users to browse one Web segment at a time. The originality of this paper lies in proposing a cost-effective virtual on-demand knowledge creation approach, a method that enables organizations to explore valuable knowledge across multiple Web segments simultaneously. In addition, the responsive components implemented in KeyFSI allow the interface to adequately handle the uncertainty imposed by the nature of Web information, thereby providing a better user experience.

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International Journal of Web Information Systems, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-0084

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

Jeanie M. Welch

This paper aims to discuss the viability of web server statistics for library‐generated web pages as measures of public service activity. For years librarians have…

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Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the viability of web server statistics for library‐generated web pages as measures of public service activity. For years librarians have gathered, reported, and analyzed traditional measures such as reference transactions, patron visits, book and reserve item circulation, and interlibrary loan transactions. Since the advent of web‐based databases and services, some traditional usage statistics have declined. Such declines can have political and financial implications for libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The author did a literature review, studied a suggested revision to the NISO Z39.7‐1995 Library Statistics standard that includes counting usage of library‐generated web pages, participated in a task force on web statistics, and analyzed library web site statistics at a university library.

Findings

The recommendations of a task force on reporting web page usage statistics in an academic library are discussed. The reporting of the usage of library‐generated web pages can be a useful indicator of increased patron contacts and provide a more complete picture of public service activities.

Research limitations/implications

This is a new area for library statistics, and its impact on the perceptions of libraries as sources of information in the digital age has yet to be proven.

Originality/value

This paper is useful to libraries which wish to integrate web page usage statistics into their output measures and reporting procedures.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2005

Ross Yates

The purpose of this paper is to explore both accessibility and usability and examine the inhibitors and methods to evaluate site accessibility. Design techniques which…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore both accessibility and usability and examine the inhibitors and methods to evaluate site accessibility. Design techniques which improve end‐user access and site interactivity, demonstrated by practical examples, are also studied.

Design/methodology/approach

Assesses various web sites for accessibility and usability.

Findings

Criteria are determined by which to assess accessibility and usability of web sites.

Originality/value

Disability is an important consideration in the development of contemporary web sites. By understanding the needs of all users, not only those with disabilities, organisations may begin the process of advancing both accessibility and usability and integrating these elements into their web development strategies.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Article
Publication date: 10 May 2013

Nora Dethloff and Elizabeth M. German

The purpose of this case study is to raise issues and challenges with the formation and structure of web teams within libraries.

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Purpose

The purpose of this case study is to raise issues and challenges with the formation and structure of web teams within libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors review the literature and reflect on their experience with web teams.

Findings

The literature is scarce when it comes to discussions on building web and usability teams. However, using team formation theory can strengthen any sort of web team regardless of the exact nature of its formation and structure.

Practical implications

This paper reviews and reflects on a list of team formation aspects that could be beneficial while building a web team.

Originality/value

This case study fills a gap in the literature about how web and usability teams are formed and how team structure affects the success of the group.

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New Library World, vol. 114 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 6 June 2008

Amgad Elgohary

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the Web Impact Factor of Arab universities.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the Web Impact Factor of Arab universities.

Design/methodology/approach

The study included 99 universities representing 20 Arab countries. The advanced search facility of AltaVista was used for data collection. Two rounds of data collection were conducted to retrieve the links as well as the web presence of the included universities.

Findings

Jordanian universities represent 40 per cent of the top ten universities with the revised web impact factor. However, this was not the case in terms of the universities' web presence. Results indicated a strong correlation between external links and web presence.

Research limitations/implications

The variability of search engine results and the unavailability of some university web sites are limitations to the study.

Originality/value

By investigating, for the first time, the Web Impact Factors of Arab universities as well as the relation to other variables such as language, the paper will provide universities with some measure of how they are viewed by the outside world.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Article
Publication date: 20 March 2009

Nicholas Joint

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate issues surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and their relevance to libraries by general discussion and examples from library practice.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate issues surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and their relevance to libraries by general discussion and examples from library practice.

Design/methodology/approach

A broad narrative account of Web 2.0 developments combined with illustrations of how one library in particular reacted to these developments.

Findings

It was found that all libraries need to evolve a Web 2.0 strategy to promote this aspect of their services, but that they will need to devise solutions to specific problems as part of this strategy. These include the range of Web 2.0 platforms that are on offer and the authentication and workload issues associated with this diversity. A single, unified library system‐based approach to Web 2.0 is offered as a viable alternative to using disparate external services.

Research limitations/implications

This paper does not resolve the difference between a multi‐platform Web 2.0 strategy and the single, unified library system‐based approach, although a preference for the systems‐based approach is suggested. The relative strengths and weaknesses of these two approaches is worthy of further research.

Practical implications

At the level of practice, this viewpoint article offers two alternative Web 2.0 strategies which can be applied quite readily in everyday library work.

Originality/value

This paper tries to offer a clear range of options for librarians interested in pursuing Web 2.0 services, facilitating successful service enhancement in the working library.

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Library Review, vol. 58 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2019

Judith Wusteman

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the potential of web components for libraries.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the potential of web components for libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper introduces a working example web component that reimplements an OCLC WorldCat search widget.

Findings

By exploring the case study, the paper explains the functioning of web components and the potential advantages of web components for library web development.

Originality/value

Increasingly, web components are being used within library web development, but there is scope for much greater use of this technology to the advantage of those libraries involved.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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