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Idhalama, O.U. & Fidelis, A. (2020).Perception and Attitude of Librarians towards Cloud Computing in the University of Dar es Salaam Library. Library philosophy and practice.
The study investigated the perception and attitude of librarians towards Cloud Computing in the University of Dar es Salaam library. Five research objectives were raised to guide this research work; some of which are determining the level of awareness of cloud computing by librarians, perception of cloud computing by librarians, attitude of librarians towards cloud computing and others. It applied a descriptive research design using quantitative approach. The population of the study was made up of 125 librarians but a census sampling method was employed to generate 94 respondents and only questionnaire was used to collect data. The study used Statistical Product and Services Solution (SPSS) program version 21 to generate percentages and frequencies from quantitative data which were presented in tables. The findings of the paper revealed that librarians at the University of Dar es Salaam are aware of Cloud Computing technology; they have positive perception about it and also receptive disposition towards cloud computing amongst others. It was therefore recommended that library heads should always encourage staff not to only be aware of new technologies but to take a bold step in applying these technologies. They should endeavour to sponsor staff for further studies, seminars and conferences.