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Acceptans av e-boken: Studenters uppfattning och användning av e-boken
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
E-book acceptance : Students' perception and use of e-book (English)
Abstract [en]

The ever-evolving information technology gives users more opportunities, but also put higher demands on them. The digital agenda of the state and society clarifies the objectives and effects academic libraries’ development. E-books influence the development of organizational, economic, legal and political perspectives.


At the University Library in Gävle work is ongoing. The process is controlled by the acquisition policy which makes it clear that e-books should be purchased if possible. By offering e-books including textbooks it expands the availability for student demands. It is one of University Libraries fundamental tasks.


The curiosity about how this work is received by students is the purpose of this thesis and addresses the questions concerning what affects students' acceptance, perception, attitude and usage of e-books in studies at the University of Gävle?


Through an online questionnaire based on a theoretical foundation developed to be used in tests of new information technology, Technology Acceptance Model, students' perceptions of e-books is mapped. Important variables are perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use which influence the attitude, the intention to use and actual use.


The thesis concluded that students accept e-books as a supplement to printed books. The factor students’ value as most important is availability and that it is easy to find. The main goal of students' reading is to gain access to required literature of the course and perceived usefulness of e-books is primarily to its being available which affects studying and learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
E-book, Technology Acceptance Model, user acceptance, ease of use, perceived usefulness
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33908OAI: diva2:712632
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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