The United States Library of Congress has selected our website https://www.blacklivesmatter.uk/ for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to the Protests Against Racism Web Archive.
They consider our website to be an important part of this 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 libary 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.
Web archive collections are made available as permissions, Library policies, and resources permit. The Library will generally wait at least one year from initial capture of our website before making it available to researchers.
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