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Examining differences in perceived usability of Google Drive among public library users

Farwa Taqi (Department of Archive and Libraries S&GAD Wing, Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore, Pakistan)
Syeda Hina Batool (Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Alia Arshad (Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 30 June 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to explore differences in the usability of the Google Drive application based on demographic characteristics, computer skills and use frequency of Google Drive among public library users of Lahore.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopted a quantitative approach and survey-based research method to achieve the study's objectives. The cloud usability model (user perspective) has been used as a theoretical lens to guide the study objectives. It comprises five dimensions of usability – capable, personal, reliable, valuable and secure.

Findings

The findings of the study revealed that the usability of Google Drive varied statistically significantly on the basis of depending on the respondents gender, age, academic qualification, computer skills and Google Drive use frequency.

Practical implications

It is a valuable study since it and adds knowledge to existing literature and has implications for practice.

Originality/value

The findings might be helpful for cloud support teams including Google Drive as they can notice the demographic and other differences among users' perceived usability of Google Drive and can enhance certain features of usability which leads attributes to increase its usage among users.

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Citation

Taqi, F., Batool, S.H. and Arshad, A. (2023), "Examining differences in perceived usability of Google Drive among public library users", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-05-2022-0275

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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