Monday, March 14, 2011
CWN 150 Selected by the LOC for Web Archiving
The United States Library of Congress has selected the CWN 150 blog for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
The Library of Congress preserves the Nation's cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The function of the library in acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people fosters education and scholarship, which extends to digital materials, including websites.
LOC Web Archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise be lost. With the growing role of the Web as an influential medium, records of historic events could be considered incomplete without materials that were "born digital" and never printed on paper. For more information about these Web Archive collections, please visit their website (http://www.loc.gov/webarchiving/).