Application of Social Network Analysis in Interlibrary Loan Services

Application of Social Network Analysis in Interlibrary Loan Services
دوره: 
۱۰
شماره: 
۱
چکیده: 

This paper aims to analyze interlibrary load (ILL) services' network using Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques in order to discover knowledge about information flow between institutions.‎ Ten years (2000 to 2010) of logs of Ghadir, an Iranian national interlibrary loan service, were processed.‎ A data warehouse was created containing data of about 61,000 users, 158,000 visits and 160,000 borrowed books from 240 institutions.‎ Social network analysis was conducted on data using NodeXL software and network metrics were calculated using tnet software.‎ The network graph showed that Tehran, the capital, is hub of Ghadir project and Qazvin, Tabriz and Isfahan have the highest amount of relationship with it.‎ The network also showed that neighbor cities and provinces have the most interactions with each other.‎ The network metrics imply the richness of collections of institutions in different subjects.‎ This is the first study to analyze logs of Iranian national ILL service and is one of the first studies that use SNA techniques to study ILL services.‎

استناد: 

Jalalimanesh, Ammar, and Seyyed Majid Yaghoubi.‎ 2013.‎ Application of Social Network Analysis in Interlibrary Loan Services.‎ Webology ۱۰ (۱).

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