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Factors affecting the adoption of e-books by information professionals

Factors affecting the adoption of e-books by information professionals
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DOI: 10.1177/0961000614532120
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science published online 26 April 2014
Noa Aharony

One of the innovations that information technology has presented within information organizations is the phenomenon of e-books.
This study seeks to explore information professionals’ attitudes towards e-books adoption. The current study uses the Technology
Acceptance Model, a well-known theory for explaining individuals’ technology behaviors (Davis, 1989; Venkatesh and Morris, 2000),
as well as personal characteristics such as motivation and cognitive appraisal as theoretical bases from which we can predict factors
that may influence information professionals adopting e-books within their organizations. An empirical study was conducted in
which 169 participants took part. Using structural equation modeling, we confirm that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use,
personal innovativeness and other personal characteristics, are predictors of behavioral intention to use e-books. Results highlight the
importance of individual characteristics when considering technology acceptance. Implications for research and practice are discussed


Posted on: May 26, 2014, 6:45 am Category: Uncategorized

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