The United States Library of Congress has selected the website of Virtual Electronic Poem for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials

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The United States Library of Congress has selected the website of Virtual Electronic Poem for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials

The United States Library of Congress has selected the website of Virtual Electronic Poem for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Performing Arts Web Archive.

The website has been considered to be an important part of the collection and the historical record.

The Library of Congress preserves important cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites. The 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.