BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to have been asked to be included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.
We were approached a few months ago, and are today, finally, able to annouce this honor. As per the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress, "The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Performing Arts Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record."
The Library of Congress preserves the Nation's cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library's traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites."
Robert Diamond, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld.com said today in a statement, "When I launched BroadwayWorld.com, which will celebrate its tenth year in May of this year, the goal was to provide the ultimate resource for all things theatrical and live, having to do with performing arts across the globe. This recent honor of selection for inclusion by the United States Library of Congress, confirms what I hoped for and believed in and will continue to do, as we continue to grow."
The Library of Congress, in describing their historical archives, states, "Our 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."
BroadwayWorld.com agrees and couldn't be prouder. We are thrilled by this honor.
For more information about these web archive collections, please visit http://www.loc.gov/webarchiving/ and we will provide additional information as our archives become available.
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