Application of Social Media in Library and Information Science Area

A Bibliometric Study



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The report shows the 17-year growth of social media research in library and information science. The goal of the study was to determine the annual growth rate in the field of social media research, the most prominent writers in the field of social media research, and the highest keywords picked by prominent authors when publishing their publications. The Scopus database was utilized to retrieve the raw data of the chosen field of research from 2006-October-4 to 2022. Vosviewer and Biblioshiny were utilized in order to do an analysis on the raw data. Research on social media in relation to library and information science emerged for the first time in the year 2006, and it has progressively increased over the years, reaching its maximum annual growth rate of 400% in 2007. It was discovered that the number of citations does not proportionally increase with the number of publications, and Library Philosophy and Practice was the publication with the largest number of citations overall. The United States of America had the largest total number of publications in the subject of study that was chosen, with India coming in second and the United Kingdom taking the third spot.


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