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·         Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”: Volume 6 Issue 2, Midwinter 2006

·         Beyond Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”: Volume 6 Issue 3, February 2006.

·         Library 2.0 Debased: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2008

·         Library 2.0 Revisited: Volume 9 Issue 9, August 2009

·         Five Years Later: Library 2.0 and Balance: Volume 11, Issues 2 and 3, February and March 2011

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