NISO January 14Webinar: Net Neutrality: Will Library Resources Be Stuck in the Slow Lane?

Date: January 14, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

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Net Neutrality is an issue that has been increasingly in the news, but it is something that has affected libraries for a lot longer. Many public libraries are in underserved communities where patrons may not have personal access to the internet, so the use of the public libraries' resources is critical for them. Without net neutrality, those public libraries may not be able to cost-effectively provide such Internet service. For the scholarly and academic communities, scholarly resources could be resigned to the slow lane of the net, if content providers and libraries don't have the resources to pay for the "fast lane.” As resources increasingly go multimedia, requiring greater bandwidth, will libraries and content platform providers be saddled with taking on added costs to ensure reliable access?

In this webinar, presenters will help define Net Neutrality, what could happen without it, and how it can impact public and academic libraries, and the wider information community.

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Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on January 14, 2015 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here: If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here: All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

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Be sure to check out NISO’s discounted subscription packages for webinars ( and virtual conferences ( for 2015.

New in 2015: NISO Training Thursdays. Three technical webinar training sessions directly related to the previous weeks’ virtual conference. Registrants to the related virtual conference receive a free login to the Training Thursday. You can also register separately for just the training session. More information is available at:


Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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