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Web Presence of Library Websites/Webpages of NIRF Ranked Central Zone Pharm Institutes of India: An Analysis of Content

Madhu S, Kannappanavar B U


The current study focused on the Web Presence of library websites that were listed under NIRF-ranked pharm institutes in the Central Zone of India. The checklist was prepared based on previously published literature. Data was collected using content analysis method of respective websites and webpages using online survey and observation techniques. The analysis revealed that the majority of websites are using webpages has library websites, and still nearly fifty percent of libraries are using static single library webpage. The most informative contents on the pharm library website/webpages were Introduction/About library, library collections, automation details, working hours, IT and Internet infrastructure, library services, e-mail/contact address of the librarian and list of subscribed journals. The majority of libraries provided access to electronic databases, journals, and books, and three-quarters (73%) of libraries provided live OPAC links. 45.45% of the websites and webpages provide plagiarism and similarity checker and links to e-learning (EDX, Courseware, and Swayam) platforms. Very few (18.18%) libraries subscribed to SciFinder and Reaxys Pharmaceutical databases. The majority of libraries have not implemented web 2.0 features in the selected library website/webpages. Based on the overall findings of the study, the selected websites should restructure their library websites to be more user-friendly by providing complete information and products in a sophisticated manner.


Library Websites, Library Webpages, Pharm Libraries, Webpages, Web 2.0, Content Analysis, Web Presence, NIRF, Pharmacy Institutes, Central Zone.

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