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We live in cloud computing world, without using it in our libraries

Maryam Loghmani Khozani (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Hassan Behzadi (Knowledge and Information Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Mohsen Nowkarizi (Knowledge and Information Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Fatemeh Shafiee Neizar (Chinar College, Istanbul, Turkey)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 16 August 2021

Issue publication date: 8 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to investigate the views of librarians in Iran academic libraries about the extent of their familiarity, application and knowledge of the cloud computing in libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

This was a survey research. The statistical population of research consisted of librarians working in five universities in northeastern Iran. The sample (83 librarian) selected by using random sampling method.

Findings

The findings showed that in 2019 librarians familiar with cloud computing was low, but their use of cloud computing services was moderate. Also the findings showed that the item of providing enough computers in the library had the lowest effect on promoting the use of cloud computing and the items. Cloud computing training for librarians and users and broadband Internet were best strategies offered by librarians to promote the use of cloud computing.

Originality/value

Cloud computing has received less attention from librarians and researchers. However, based on the results of the present study, the broader use of cloud computing in libraries requires specialized and trained staff. Librarians need to broaden their knowledge in this technology.

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Citation

Loghmani Khozani, M., Behzadi, H., Nowkarizi, M. and Shafiee Neizar, F. (2022), "We live in cloud computing world, without using it in our libraries", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp. 1916-1929. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-03-2021-0107

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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