We’re excited to announce that the United States Library of Congress has selected the Opera of the Future website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive. “We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record,” the Library stated. “The website would not only be an important addition to this web archive, but also enhance the future research experience of manuscript materials related to commissioned composers currently held by the Music Division and to be potentially acquired in the future.
“The LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive contains professional websites of composers who have been commissioned by Music Division funds and foundations, including: Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation, Verna and Irving Fine Fund, Carolyn Royall Just Fund, Hans Kindler Foundation, Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and McKim Fund…
“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. 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.”
We are deeply honored to be included in the Library of Congress archive.