Integrating ISSM into TAM to enhance digital library services: A case study of the Taiwan digital meta-library

Jung Fang Chen, Jui Fang Chang, Cheng Wan Kao, Yueh Min Huang

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Purpose ? This study aims to propose a new model by incorporating information system success model (ISSM) into technology acceptance model (TAM) with an "attitude toward using" as the connection variable. The new model is then adopted to analyse and investigate empirical data and develop relevant factors, which affect the personal usage behaviour and net benefits for National Central Library in Taiwan to enhance digital library services. The research results can benefit future establishment and design of library information system or improvement of website service procedures. Design/methodology/approach ? This study selected National Central Library Taiwan Digital Meta-Library as the research theme, and used stratified convenience sampling to perform interviews in various colleges and universities in the southern Taiwan. A total of 264 valid questionnaires were returned, and this study used structural equation modelling (SEM) to perform analyses. Findings ? The results reveal that attitude toward using is significantly and positively affected by perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and user satisfaction. However, service quality of information system and personal net benefits do not have a significant and positive effect on attitude toward using, while they have an indirect and significant effect on attitude toward using through user satisfaction. Based on the results above, "user satisfaction" is the critical factor affecting the attitude toward using. Therefore, to strengthen users' positive attitude toward using, the factor of user satisfaction is a key for enhancing digital library service. Originality/value ? This study constructed the "New Technology Information Assessment Model" as the reference for improving practical assessment. Moreover, this study also proposed the suggestions concerning digital library information services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-73
Number of pages16
JournalElectronic Library
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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