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Dr. B. T. Sampath Kumar is a Professor in the Department of PG Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University, Tumkur, India. He has the rare distinction of achieving First Rank in M.Sc. Library and Information Science and receiving Gold Medal. He obtained Ph.D. from Kuvempu University in 2003 and also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (P.G.D.C.S) from University of Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh. He has received “I.L.A.P.V.Verghese Award” for the best research paper published in ILA Bulletin-2005. Dr. B. T. Sampath Kumar has published 113 research papers in International/national reputed journals and Seminars/Conferences proceedings. Three Students have successfully completed their M.Phil under his guidance and more than 15 M.Sc., students have also successfully completed their projects under his able guidance.

He has written 7 course materials for B.L.I.Sc and M.L.I.Sc and he has 14 years of research and teaching experience. His interested areas of research are Application of Information Technology in Library services, World Wide Web resource and their evaluation, Search engines, Webometrics, Web designing and Internet use.

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Measuring Web visibility of Scientific Productivity of Academia of Science and Technology in Karnataka State, Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi. Amount Sanctioned Rs 9,91,800.

ICT Literacy Competencies Among Rural and Urban Students: The Digital Divide, Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi. Amount Sanctioned Rs 6,00,000.


1. Wayback Machine: Reincarnation to Vanished Online Citations URLs, Program,Emerald Publications, Vol.49, No.2, 2015.

2. Bringing life to Dead: Role of Wayback Machine in Retrieving Vanished URLs, Journal of Information Science,Sage Publications, Vol.41, No.1, 2015.
Impact Factor: 1.087.

3. Computers Literacy Competencies among Indian Students: The Digital Divide, Asian Education and Development Studies, Emerald Publications, Vol.3, No.3, 2014.

4. Corrosion of URLs: Implications for Electronic Publishing, IFLA Journal, Sage Publication, Vol.40, No.1, 2014.

5. Search engines and their Search Strategies: The Effective Use by Indian Academics, Program: Electronic library and Information system, Emerald Publications, Vol.47, No.4, 2013

6. HTTP 404-Page (Not) Found: Recovery of Decayed URL Citations, Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier publication, 2012. Impact Factor: 4.229.

U G C Sponsored Major Research Project

In recent years, the Google search engine has had a leading position among web search engines covering more text documents on the web than other engines, and now being the most popular among Internet users. One of the latest applications introduced by Google Inc. is Google Scholar, which allows searching for “scholarly literature” on the web. The Google Scholar also shows how many and which publications have cited the publications found in a search. With Google Scholar, the web becomes even more viable alternative for scientific publication and citation databases.

Keeping in view the importance of Google Scholar the present research project has been undertaken to measure the scientific productivity, web visibility and citation pattern of Science academics in universities of Karnataka state.

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