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Farhadi A, Amiri M R, Karami S, Safipour Afshar A. Evaluation of schools’ websites of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences based on webometrics criteria in 2014. psj. 2015; 13 (3) :31-39
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1- MSc Student of Sciences in Medical Library & Information Science, School of Allied Medicine, Shahid Beheshti
2- Instructor of Medical Information Science Department, Faculty of Paramedical, University of Medical Sciences, , m.r.amirilib@gmail.com
3- Bachelor of Medical Information Science, Public Health School, University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Instructor of Medical Information Science Department, Faculty of Paramedicine, University of Medical Sciences,
Abstract:   (1475 Views)

Introduction: Websites are selected information sources in digital era. Academic websites are one of the most important communication tools to present and communicate with national and international academic institutions. Regular monitoring and evaluationof the websites, regarding their content and structural aspects in order to determine strengths and limitations, leads us to a appropriate strategy for making decisions and establishing policies. The aim of this study was evaluation and comparison of the websites of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences schoolsin 2014, based on webometrics criteria.

Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional study, using link analysis webometric method, was performed on all of the websites of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences schools in 2014. Data were collected by Google search engine based on different webometric indices. Descriptive statistic methods and Excel software were used to analyze the data.

Results: The results indicate that in terms of visibility, school of public health with the score of 412 in terms of size the school of Asadabad with the score of 27300 in terms of Traffic Rank school of medicine with the score of 108574 in terms of rich files, the school of dentistry with the score of 354 in terms of rWIF, the school of public health with the score of 0.79 and in terms of total ranking, the school of Asadabad with the score of 54823 obtained the highest rating.

Conclusion: In consideration of the importance of websites in awareness and dominance of cyberspace on the educational and research organizations, it requires the websites officials to establish further programs and measures, enhancing the quality and quantity of their unit sites.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Other
Received: 2015/03/30 | Accepted: 2015/06/18 | Published: 2015/09/18

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