What is this link doing here? Beginning a fine-grained process of identifying reasons for academic hyperlink creation

Back in April, before I went on holiday, I had posted a few items relating to hyperlink types as well as reputation management. These were partly in response to some of the conversations that were emerging in regards to using technologies like trackback with learning objects, and alternative mechanisms for rating learning objects.

Via a suggestion from Michelle Lamberson at UBC comes a link to this paper, which takes as its starting point the work done in library science on citation analysis but then tries to “differentiat[e] between creation motivations for links in academic Web sites and citations in journals on the basis that they are very different phenomenom.” Interesting to me if only for the list of citations which reveal a set of sources previously unknown to me. – SWL

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What is this link doing here? Beginning a fine-grained process of identifying reasons for academic hyperlink creation