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Title: The intention to use mobile digital library technology: A focus group study in the United Arab Emirates
Authors: Alfaresi, SH
Hone, K
Keywords: Focus Group;Qualitative Approach;TAM;UAE;Zayed University
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 7(2): 23 - 42, (April-June 2015)
Abstract: This paper presents a qualitative study on student adoption of mobile library technology in a developing world context. The findings support the applicability of a number of existing constructs from the technology acceptance literature, such as perceived ease of use, social influence and trust. However, they also suggest the need to modify some adoption factors previously found in the literature to fit the specific context of mobile library adoption. Perceived value was found to be a more relevant overarching adoption factor than perceived usefulness for this context. Facilitating conditions were identified as important but these differed somewhat from those covered in earlier literature. The research also uncovered the importance of trialability for this type of application. The findings provide a basis for improving theory in the area of mobile library adoption and suggest a number of practical design recommendations to help designers of mobile library technology to create applications that meet user needs.
Description: IGI Global (“IGI”) granted Brunel University London the permission to archive this article in BURA (
ISSN: 1942-390X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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