The US Library of Congress has selected Professor Peter Boettke’s Coordination Problem blog for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Economics Blogs Web Archive. The Library considers the Coordination Problem blog an important part of their collection and historical record.
Other contributors to the Coordination Problem blog are Professors Chris Coyne and Peter Leeson as well as Dr. Frederic Sautet (Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University) and Dr. Steve Horwitz (Ball State University and alum of Mason’s PhD Economics program).
The Library will make this collection available to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement. The Library may also make the collection available more broadly by hosting the collection on the Library’s public access website in the future. This is part of the Library’s vision of preserving Internet materials and permitting researchers from across the world to access them.
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. Their 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.
February 07, 2019