This paper introduces research in progress to study the intention of researchers to use academic abstract sentence classification technology when undertaking literature acquisition activities. We introduce an enhanced prototypical academic abstract sentence classification system capable of performing on demand sentence classification for metadata results from several academic literature indices. We also outline a preliminary theoretical information systems model developed to explore the intention of researchers to use the system when searching for literature via digital means. Additionally, we provide the survey instrument to be used for review. The overarching body of work this paper introduces will benefit the research community as it is the first time primary research has been conducted to examine the utility of this technology to improve the way researchers interact more efficiently with the large body of literature digitally available.