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A webometric study about the interlinking between local government web sites in Finland. Paper presented at the 11th conference of International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2007 …

A webometric study about the interlinking between local government web sites in Finland. Paper presented at the 11th conference of International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2007 Madrid, Spain.

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  • 1. Local government web sites in Finland: A geographic and webometric analysis Kim Holmberg* & Mike Thelwall** * kim.holmberg@abo.fi Information Studies Åbo Akademi University, Finland ** m.thelwall@wlv.ac.uk School of Computing and Information Technology University of Wolverhampton, UK ISSI 25.6.2007 Madrid, Spain
  • 2. Research Questions
    • Does local government web site interlinking in Finland Proper follow geographic lines?
    • Why do local government web sites in Finland Proper interlink?
  • 3. Region of Finland Proper
  • 4. Methods
    • Data collection with a web crawler
    • Data modelling with Site ADM  binary data matrix (1 = link, 0 = no link)
    • Visualization with Kamada-Kawai
    • Geographic testing  QAP
    Interlinking A B
  • 5. Interlinking
  • 6. Interlinking, Kamada-Kawai
  • 7. Based on full geographic map
  • 8. 1. Does local government web site interlinking in Finland Proper follow geographic lines?
    • Statistical test between interlinking and geography
    • Quadratic Assignment Procedure (QAP)
    •  p = 0.000
  • 9. 2. Why do local government web sites in Finland Proper interlink?
    • Type of links
    • - type of information associated with the links and the context they are created in
    • Purpose of links
    • - what purpose the links fulfil by connecting the two documents
    • - Categorization of 337 links / link types
  • 10. Motivation for linking
  • 11. Conclusions
    • Does local government web site interlinking in Finland Proper follow geographic lines?
    • - Yes, QAP confirms this
    • Why do local government web sites in Finland Proper interlink?
    • - Because of official cooperation that geographic closeness has made possible
  • 12. Thank you!