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Hopkins, Peta (2008) Libraries Interact - a personal view of practical 2.0

This paper was presented at Beyond the Hype: Web 2.0 symposium. 1-2 February 2008 at Queensland University of Technology.

Copyright © Peta Hopkins 2008. All Rights Reserved.


Libraries Interact is a group blog established in 2006 to focus on topics of interest to Australian libraries and their friends. After 18 months the blog is still going strongly with a core membership of librarians spread around Australia who rarely meet in person and over 300 posts on topics covering all library sectors. This paper will look at the practical ways that web 2.0 tools and services are employed by the core group of contributors to Libraries Interact. These include: Google Groups, Peanut Butter wiki, Wordpress, Frappr and others.