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SANZ CABALLERO, Isabel María  y  FABA PEREZ, Cristina. Web Impact Factor of Latin American University Archives: reliability of calculations using search engines. Investig. bibl [online]. 2010, vol.24, n.50, pp. 157-181. ISSN 0187-358X.

The main objective of this research is to analyze the Web Impact Factor (WIF) of the Latin American University Archives during a six month period using two different analytical tools: Google and Altavista. The results show no correlation between the two engines when calculating the WIF of these Archives, allowing us to conclude that the use of different tools or engines to calculate the WIF affects the results, so that we must be careful when setting up a quality ranking of the LUA, according to their WIF.

Palabras llave : Web Impact Factor; Latin American; University Archives; Google; Altavista.

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