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Acceptance and Use of E-Library Services in Ethiopian Universities: The Case of Addis Ababa and Adama Universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Beshah, Tibebe (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Ali, Abinew
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-23T14:09:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-23T14:09:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/14464
dc.description.abstract The introduction of new information and communication technologies in libraries during the last two decades has altogether changed the concepts of libraries where library patrons need not necessarily go to the library physically since the library services and resources are no longer confined to the walls of the physical library. However, for these e-library services to be utilized effectively and efficiently, library end users must accept and use them. This study was mainly conducted to empirically investigate the determinants of elibrary end users acceptance and use in academic libraries within Ethiopian context. The study had applied the SO-UTAUT technology acceptance model which is appropriate in a library context. Cross sectional survey research method was used to capture the data. Questionnaire survey was employed to collect data from both Adama University and Addis Ababa University postgraduate students and academic staffs. SPSS and PLS graph beta testing software were used to analyze the data. Hence, Descriptive statistics and Structural Equation Modeling techniques using PLS were applied for analysis. The study found out performance expectancy as a major determinant factor which demonstrated the most significant contribution (36.2%) on behavioral intention to use elibrary services. Moreover, behavioral intention has shown to be the core determinant factor (40.2% contribution) for the actual usage behavior. Awareness has demonstrated a significant moderating effect on relevancy and facilitating condition constructs. The SO-UTAUT model has been proved to be valid in Ethiopian context, since it can explain 22.2% of the variance on behavioral intention, 29.9% of the variance on behavioral usage and 52.2% of the variance on expected benefits of e-library services in the users’ acceptance and use behaviors of the services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject communication technologies in libraries during en_US
dc.title Acceptance and Use of E-Library Services in Ethiopian Universities: The Case of Addis Ababa and Adama Universities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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