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Exploring the attitudes of public library staff to the Internet using the TAM

Rachel Spacey (Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Anne Goulding (Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Ian Murray (Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

An investigation into the attitudes of public library staff in the UK towards the Internet involved use of a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The use of an attitude measurement model, an amended version of the technology acceptance model in a questionnaire survey is detailed here and its value to the study in question deliberated on. Quantitative results suggest that attitudes towards use of the Internet are strongly related to usefulness, intention and actual usage. Analysis of the quantitative results suggests that staff are generally positive in their evaluations of the Internet, although a minority of staff possess negative attitudes to ICT.

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Spacey, R., Goulding, A. and Murray, I. (2004), "Exploring the attitudes of public library staff to the Internet using the TAM", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 60 No. 5, pp. 550-564. https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410410560618

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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