The Study of Applicability of Technology Acceptance Model for RFID Technology Adoption at Academic Libraries (Case Study: City of Yazd)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MLIS, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 LIS Associate professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Objective: The aim of the present study is to investigate the applicability of Technology Acceptance Model in adopting RFID technology among academic librarians in Yazd and to determine the most important factors that affect the adoption of this technology.
Methodology: The study is a descriptive survey. Librarians from twenty four central and academic libraries including State Universities, Payame Noor University, Azad University, Higher Technical and Professional Training center, and Teacher Training center, and the Education Center for Applied Science were participated in this research. Data was collected by a researcher-made questionnaire.
Findings: According to the findings, TAM is perceived to be applicable within the research community as received the final determining ratio of 0.353. Variables including "perceived usefulness", "perceived ease of use" and "attitude towards using" with the rate of 35.3% confirm the possibility of deciding to use RFID technology within this population. Moreover, the contribution of these variables on behavioral intention is presented to be as 0.44 for "perceived usefulness", 0.42 for "perceived ease of use" and 0.09 for "attitude towards using".
Originality/Value: A few researches have been conducted so far on technology adoption using causative models such as Technology Acceptance Model in libraries. Moreover, the studies on RFID technology adoption have been mostly conducted in organizations. Therefore, no research has been done on this subject before.