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rahimi S. A Survey on Ilam Public Librarians' attitudes related to library practices and online privacy. Human Information Interaction 2021; 8 (3)
URL: http://hii.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2941-en.html
Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
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Purpose: The purpose was to determine the attitude of Illam’s public librarians regarding online privacy.
Method: This is an applied survey research.  Out of the population of public Librerians in Illam,  136 public librarians were selected as a sample. Toman and McKinnon (2018) questionnaire was the intruemnt used to collect data. The questionnaire reliability of 0.91   was obtained through Cronbach's alpha. In order to analyze the data, frequency distribution tables and chi-square test were used by SPSS.
Findings: Librarians are concerned that government and corporations collect a great deal of personal information about them, and believe that government agencies and institutions should not share individuals' personal information with third parties except with the individual's consent.
Conclusion: There is an increased concerns about privacy in the libraries, which has amplified over the last five years. Public libraries do not teach online privacy expertise to users and librarians. Also, some librarians believe that libraries have no policy on protecting users' privacy. Public libraries in Ilam province should take additional stern measures to protect the online privacy of librarians and users and formulate policies in this area, as well as explain the existing policies to the librarians.
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