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Search depends on net neutrality

“Search depends on net neutrality.” So says this short piece in Search Engine Watch: Without Neutrality, What Happens to Search? by Deborah Richman (Jan. 16, 2007).

With libraries and users increasingly relying on public search engines like google as a supplement or better alternative to OPACs, Net Neutrality becomes essential.

In addition, web harvesting projects run by libraries could be damaged if we lose net neutrality because “it’s possible that URLs could be filtered or treated differently based on still-undefined rules set by broadband providers.”

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