The Acceptance Design Model for Evaluating the Adoption of Folksonomies in UUM Library WEB OPAC
Proceedings of International Conference on Behavioural & Social Science Research (ICBSSR), Kampar, Malaysia, 2012
5 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 3, 2012
Irrespective of the huge investments in information technology over the recent decades, there still exists a concerns to the extent to which such investments yield the desired goals and benefits. One of the issues of this concern is whether the technology will be accepted or rejected by the potential users. However, the factors that determine the acceptance and rejection of technologies should be determined and understood which will thereby help the designers to design and implement in order to reduce the risk of rejection. Acceptance is operationally defined as the willingness of the users to employ the use of a technology in achieving the task for which it is designed to do. Hence, technology acceptance theories are more concern with the potential users and the factors that influence the adoption of a technology by the users that have options of not using the technology but not with the unintended uses or non-discretionary uses of a technology. This study focused on the factors that influence the acceptance of the web OPAC, because the OPAC serve as the online public access catalogue that allows the services of the library to be availed by the users. Technology acceptance model (TAM) will be used to evaluate the usability of the alternative web OPAC in order to determine its acceptance. Questionnaire is distributed across the total number of 50 students in order to evaluate the acceptance and the adoption of folksonomies in the library search in web OPAC.
Keywords: Folksonomies, Web OPAC, Technology Acceptance Model, System Evaluation
JEL Classification: O32
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