E-Library of Minsk Institute of Management for the first time appeared in the Ranking Web of Repositories

In February 2013 edition of Ranking Web of Repositories, the e-library of Minsk Institute of Management was ranked for the first time.

The ranking covers more than 1,500 repositories of higher education institutions and research centers all over the world.

Only three e-libraries of Belarusian higher education institutions entered January 2013 ranking:

Place in Belarus Place in the world Institution Place according to a seperate criteria
 Rich files

1 128 Belarusian State University Digital Library 205 399 138 44

2 631

Belarusian National Technical University Repository

539 739 467 804

3 1053 Minsk Institute of Management Electronic Library 728 1581 159 607

The aim of this Ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore the free access to scientific publications in an electronic form and to other academic material. The web indicators are used here to measure the global visibility and impact of the scientific repositories.

The Ranking Web (Webometrics) provides 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 four rank sare taken into consideration according to a formula where each one has a different weight but maintain the ratio 1:1 between activity and impact.

  • Activity
    • Number of pages recovered from the largest engine: Google (Size) – 10%.
    • Documents in file formats like Acrobat (.pdf), Word (.doc), PowerPoint (.ppt) and similar, according to the numbers extracted from Google (Rich Files) – 10%.
    • Using Google Scholar database we collect the number of recent papers published between 2008 and 2012 (Scholar) – 30%.
  • Impact
    • 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 (Visibility) – 50%.

It is worth to be mentioned that Minsk Institute of Management takes 2nd place in Belarus according to indicators “Scholar” and “Rich Files”.

E-library of Minsk Institute of Management was established in spring 2011. At present the library contains more than 5000 files of full-text scientific publications. The repository is constantly being filled up, library’s interface is upgraded, and new facilities are added.

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


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