E-Library of Minsk University of Management in July 2014 Ranking Web of Repositories

Regular edition of the world ranking of electronic repositories Ranking Web of Repositories is published. In that ranking e-library of Minsk University of Management is appraised for the fourth time.

The ranking covers 1983 repositories of higher education institutions and research centers all over the world. Eleven e-libraries of Belarusian higher education institutions entered July 2014 ranking:


Place
in Belarus

Place in the world Changes in the world ranking since  January 2014 Name of the repository Place according to a seperate criteria
 Size 
 Visibility 
 Rich files
Scholar 

1 114 +69 Belarusian State University Digital Library 121 542 63 18

2 301 +472 Belarusian National Technical University Repository 192 943 325 65

3 410 +691 Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Publications 1037 1443 400 16

4 534 +28 Polessky State University Repository 687 369 709 929

5 831 for the first time Digital Library of Polotsk State University 1118 1498 794 335

6 887 +472 Electronic Library P O Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel 1035 1634 938 288

7 1032 +241 Minsk University of Management Electronic library 1095 1792 213 365

8 1263 +423 Belarus State Economic University Digital Library 1442 1757 911 613

9 1344 for the first time Vitebsk State University Institutional Repository 1265 1379 1008 1336

10 1467 for the first time Mogilev State University AA Kuleshova Institutional Repository 1375 1439 1083 1517

11 1638 -11 Repository of Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts 1078 1814 696 1501

The aim of this Ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore free access to electronic scientific publications and other academic materials. 

The Ranking Web of Repositories is a list of mainly research-oriented repositories arranged according a composite index derived from their web presence and the web impact (link visibility) of their contents, data obtained from the major commercial search engines. The web indicators are used here to measure the global visibility and impact of the scientific repositories.

Five ranks with diferent weight fractions were taken into consideration:

Size: Number of pages recovered from the largest engine Google, excluding full-text files (rich files) (10%).

Visibility: The square root of the number of unique external links received (inlinks) multiplied by the number of originating webdomains. The value chosen is the maximum among the normalized results from the two main providers of link data: MajesticSEO and ahrefs(25%).

Altmetrics: Упоминание о репозитории в следующих источниках: Academia, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mendeley, ResearchGate, Slideshare, Twitter, Wikipedia (all editions), Wikipedia (English edition) & YouTube (25%). Altmetrics включен в показатель Visibility.

Rich files: Documents in file formats like Acrobat (.pdf), Word (.doc), PowerPoint (.ppt) and similar, according to the numbers extracted from Google (10%).

Scholar: Composition of four indicators, obtained from Google Scholar: general number of publications; papers published between 2009-2013; PDF files (with correct indexing); PDF files, dated between 2009-2013 (30%).

It is worth to be mentioned that e-library of Minsk University of Management firmly takes the second place in Belarus according to the indicator “Rich Files”.

E-library of Minsk Institute of Management was established in spring 2011. At present the library contains more than 6100 files of full-text scientific publications. The repository is constantly being filled up, e-library’s interface is upgraded, and new facilities are added.

Visitors of the e-library can find materials of conferences, seminars and e-versions of journals, published in the institute; moreover, they can get automatically generated links to publications.

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