Cloud Catalogs and opportunities for advancement of Iraqi public libraries

Abstract

The study aims to assess the current reality of the Iraqi public libraries, to find out the opportunities available to them in implementing, the procedures to shift to the electronic work mode by making maximum use of electronic techniques and applications to improve their services and develop their procedures. The study went towards cloud catalogs applications as a quick and timely solution that could provide public libraries with real opportunities to move towards computing. The study presented a comparison between the models of the indexes that can apply to the description of the cloud, and presented the positives of each and the extent of benefit that can be achieved by public libraries in the event they chose to participate in any of them.