WISER ranking of the African national libraries’ websites
The study analysed the web presence of ten African national libraries’ websites on the basis of number of web indicators such as number of webpages, number of in links, rich content files, publications in Google Scholar and WISER. Data collection has been done with the help of Google search engine and Check Page Rank tool. This study highlighted the fact that the ranking based on web impact factor was not much reliable and it is biased towards the small number of webpages and in-links. In the present study WISER, a combined web indicator was used for the ranking of African national libraries’ websites. The finding of the study shows that the website of National Library of South Africa leads in all the web indicators such as number of webpages, in-links, rich content files, publications in Google Scholar. It was also found that the website of National Library of South Africa also holds the first rank in WISER among the selected websites of African national libraries.
Keywords: National, Libraries, Webometrics, WIF, WISER, Website, evaluation, Web Presence