It goes by other names of course, such as quality control, filtering, relevance ranking, and acquisition policies. But every time a controversial issue emerges or a non-player seeks to join the game, the hurdles and obstacles that arise could evoke the charge of censorship. These days, however, no one who can walk and chew digital gum could fail to find some way of getting their content onto the biggest information delivery service of all time, i.e., the Internet and its web. It's not that they won't be online; it's where they'll be online. Unfortunately, these days the traditional criteria for quality judgments, for defining what needs the protection and preservation offered by libraries, are starting to waver.
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