Digital libraries in India: A scientometric assessment of publications during 2007-16

S M Dhawan


The paper examines 424 Indian publications in the domain of digital library research in India, as covered in Scopus database during 2007-16. India registered 10.95% growth in digital library research, averaged citation impact to 2.53 citations per paper, accounted for 12.03% share of internationally collaborative papers (ICP), and ranked 7th highest in its global publication share. Around 53.54% of the total papers in Indian digital library research registered 1 or more citations per paper in 10 years during 2007-16. Computer science accounted for the highest publications share (60.14%) in India’s digital library research, followed by social sciences (40.57%), engineering (14.86%), and a few others. during 2007-16. About 159 organizations and 226 authors contributed to India’s output in digital library research during 2007-16. The top 25 and 20 most productive Indian organizations and authors accounted for 35.85% and 16.27% national publication share respectively and 16.27% and 19.55% national citation share respectively during 2007-16. Of the total 424 publications, the top 15 journals accounted for 53.29% share of national output in journal medium during 2007-16. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (with 23 papers) published most papers, followed by Annals of Library & Information Studies,  Electronic Library  and International Information and Library Review (8 papers each), Program (6 papers ), etc. during 2007-16.

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