Librarians Perceptions about Adoption of Cloud Computing in University Libraries of Pakistan

Authors

  • Muhammad Imtiaz Ahmad M. Phil Scholar, Department of Library and Information Management, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Superior University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Iqbal Hussain Asad Department of Library and Information Management, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Superior University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Naveed Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-II-S)50

Keywords:

Challenges, Cloud Computing, Cloud-Based Library Services

Abstract

This study explores the perceptions of university librarians in Punjab, Pakistan, regarding the adoption and use of cloud computing in their libraries. Utilizing a quantitative research approach, data were collected from 212 university librarians through a structured questionnaire. The findings reveal that a majority of librarians recognize the significant benefits of cloud computing, including enhanced data security, improved accessibility to library resources, and efficient collaboration among staff and users. Popular cloud-based services in use include web-OPAC, cloud backup, email services, and library websites. Despite these advantages, the study identifies several challenges: high implementation and maintenance costs, concerns over data security and privacy, complex initial setup and migration processes, and the reliability of internet connectivity. The study concludes that while cloud computing holds transformative potential for university libraries, addressing the associated challenges through strategic planning and user engagement is crucial. These insights can guide the successful implementation and optimization of cloud computing in university libraries, enhancing service delivery and resource management in the digital age

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Published

2024-07-02

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How to Cite

Ahmad, M. I., Asad, I. H., & Naveed, M. (2024). Librarians Perceptions about Adoption of Cloud Computing in University Libraries of Pakistan. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(2), 535–545. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-II-S)50