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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today's post is with Stephanie Godden, who volunteers as a staffer in our Open Doors Committee.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

The mission of the Open Doors project is to collaborate with the moderators of offline and at-risk archives and help import their works to the AO3, in keeping with the OTW’s goal of preserving and providing access to fanworks. So my duties as an Open Doors staffer range from directly interacting with archivists, creators, and fans; to actively participating in imports; to making improvements to our procedures and documentation. One nice thing about being on Open Doors is that it’s a very small committee, so there’s a lot of opportunity for anyone interested to learn every piece of the import process and to take initiative with additional tasks internal to the committee.

Open Doors’ work fits into the OTW by requiring quite a lot of cross-committee collaboration. For instance, we work with Translation and Communications to publish import announcements in multiple languages and spread the word on social media. Systems helps us to transfer hosting and domains of imported archives to the OTW as well as to set up redirects from original URLs to their imported copies on AO3. AO3 Documentation writes the FAQs on our website, and these require Open Doors approval throughout the drafting process. We collaborate with Accessibility, Design, & Technology, who manage AO3, via our fabulous liaison who also serves as Open Doors’ technical staffer. We also work closely with Tag Wrangling, who “map” the tags used on original archives to their counterparts on AO3 and whose Special Project Volunteers assist with searching the AO3 for existing copies of works before we do imports, so that we don’t end up with duplicates.

I currently serve on four OTW committees, so I have my hands on a lot of different moving parts! My role as a Tag Wrangler allows me to build relationships between tags so that AO3 users receive more complete, accurate results when they filter works. As a Media Outreach staffer with the Communications Committee, I interact with the OTW community by providing fans with content about what’s happening within fandom and within the OTW, and I help increase the OTW’s visibility and strengthen its connections to the media. On the other hand, in my staff position on Volunteers & Recruiting, I get to strengthen the OTW’s infrastructure by keeping our personnel records up-to-date, coordinating recruitment drives, and participating in projects that enable our volunteers to do their work more easily.

What is a typical week like for you as a volunteer?

Another nice thing about volunteering with Open Doors is that it’s very self-directed: you can take on as many or as few archives, tickets, and other tasks as you have time for. Depending on how far along the archives I’ve claimed are in the import process, during a typical week, I might be corresponding with archivists in order to draft import agreements, notifying other committees of upcoming imports and import announcements, or pushing buttons to import works en masse to the AO3, just to name a few possibilities.

Besides working with archivists, my volunteering also might include helping creators claim their works on their AO3 accounts or researching offline archives and reaching out to their moderators at the request of fans. Most of our work is centered on importing archives and helping creators access their imported works, but we also try to make time for keeping our internal documentation of our procedures up-to-date and for responding to other committees, like when AO3 Documentation wants us to look over FAQ drafts.

What made you decide to volunteer?

I started actively reading fanfiction on AO3 in early 2016, but I didn’t really know what the OTW was until I saw the Spotlight on Legal Advocacy post that was linked in a banner over the site during the October 2016 fundraising drive. Impressed, I spent an evening browsing the OTW's website and reading up on the OTW’s structure and goals. I’ve been moderating fan-run forums since the early 2000s, including a six-year stint acting in various mod roles on a fanfiction-based community until it closed down just a few months before that time, so when I learned that the OTW was a volunteer-run organization, I was immediately interested in joining it as a volunteer.

Three months later, the OTW announced that several committees, including Open Doors, were recruiting new volunteers. The Open Doors Committee’s work in particular resonated with me, as I had previously been a member of several archives that had closed down or were in danger of doing so (one of which, Unknowable Room, has since actually been imported to the AO3 through the Open Doors project!). I applied, and now four committees later, here we are!

What's the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

The people I get to volunteer with! I’ve formed some great friendships with my fellow volunteers on Open Doors as well as elsewhere on other OTW committees. Moreover, even though I’ve been in the OTW for about a year and a half now, there’s always so much to learn and still so much that I don’t know about how all the different pieces of the organization fit together. I have great respect for the chairs of my committees and the experienced volunteers I’m privileged to work beside and learn from.

What fannish things do you like to do?

Besides modding and volunteering, fanfiction has always been the part of fandom that I’m most active with. I go in and out of binge-reading phases, and I’ve been on a slow-but-consistent writing kick ever since I joined the Supernatural fandom, although my one true fandom will always be Harry Potter.

I love getting my hands on every interesting piece of writing I can find about my chosen characters or ships, so that I can see the connections between which creators were influential over other creators and the ways that tropes and headcanons spread within a fandom over time. As a writer, I also love filling in the gaps before and between canonical events, finding canon-compliant ways to explain plot holes and canon inconsistencies, and exploring interesting alternatives that arise from canon divergence—all while adding as much character development and angst as possible.


Now that our volunteer’s said five things about what they do, it’s your turn to ask one more thing! Feel free to ask about their work in comments. Or if you'd like, you can check out earlier Five Things posts.

The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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FictionAlley, a Harry Potter fanfiction, fanart and essay archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3) (although the FictionAlley Park forums are staying where they are).

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In JKR's Wizarding World, one comes of age at 17; as FictionAlley has reached its 17th year, it's time for the fic and art to move to a larger database - the Archive Of Our Own. Forums/Park posts, blogposts, tutorials and pre-2006 essays are still hosted at FictionAlley.org.

Open Doors will be working with Heidi, on behalf of the FictionAlley team to import FictionAlley into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanfiction, fanart and HPInkPot essays currently on FictionAlley will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually, redirects will be set up from the original archive to the AO3 collection.

We will begin importing works from FictionAlley to the AO3 after August.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on FictionAlley?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. No less than 1 month after the import has completed, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Open Doors will then set up the redirects.

Please contact Open Doors with your FictionAlley pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your FictionAlley account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the FictionAlley mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of FictionAlley on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve FictionAlley!

- The Open Doors team and Heidi, on behalf of the FictionAlley team


The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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VinXperience, a multifandom Vin Diesel fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

For almost two decades, the VinXperience web site and message board provided a second home for fans of actor Vin Diesel, as well as other scifi & movie fans, writers, and friends. More than a thousand stories - fanfic, original fiction, group writing projects, and poetry - were housed at the VX message board. VinXperience officially closed its message board in 2017, but the many works of fiction will remain available through the AO3 archive.

Open Doors will be working with Bitten, Silsin, NorthernLights, and MAVDementia to import VinXperience into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from VinXperience to the AO3 after March.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on VinXperience?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your VinXperience pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your VinXperience account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the VinXperience mods to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of VinXperience on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve VinXperience!

- The Open Doors team and the VinXperience mods

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Obidala Network, a Star Wars fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post:

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Online since at least 2002, Obidala Network was a Star Wars archive for fanfiction focused on the pairing Obi-Wan Kenobi/Padmé Amidala. The archivist, Nadia, has now decided to close the archive and import its works to the AO3.

Open Doors will be working with Nadia to import Obidala Network into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually the links going to the old site will re-direct to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from Obidala Network to the AO3 after February.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on Obidala Network?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your Obidala Network pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Obidala Network account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Obidala Network mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Obidala Network on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Obidala Network!

- The Open Doors team and Nadia

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Spotlight on Open Doors

We missed doing a round-up post last year, but we thought those archives deserved recognition as well!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of eleven archive import projects in 2016, a total of over 17,000 works! We hope that you find both new and old favorites in the archives listed below.


Wolf and Hound

Completed: February 2016

Wolf and Hound was a Harry Potter fanworks archive focusing on the pairing of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, founded circa 2003.

Find works at the Wolf and Hound AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Wolf and Hound announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Wolf and Hound Fanlore page.

Innocent Lies

Completed: February 2016

Innocent Lies was a RPF subsite of WesleyFanfiction.net (see below) for fanworks about Alexis Denisof, founded by Versaphile circa 2005.

Find works at the Innocent Lies AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Innocent Lies announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Innocent Lies Fanlore page.

Hornblowerfic.com

Completed: March 2016

Hornblowerfic.com was a Horatio Hornblower fanfiction archive founded by Versaphile in 2004.

Find works at the Hornblowerfic AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Hornblowerfic announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Hornblowerfic Fanlore page.

Wesleyfanfiction.Net

Completed: June 2016

WesleyFanfiction.net was an archive for fanworks centering on the character Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, founded in 2003.

Find works at the WesleyFanfiction AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the WesleyFanfiction announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the WesleyFanfiction Fanlore page.

The Prydonian

Completed: June 2016

The Prydonian was a Doctor Who fanfiction archive focusing on the relationship between the Doctor and the Master, founded by Versaphile in 2008.

Find works at the Prydonian AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Prydonian announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Prydonian Fanlore page.

Human Nature

Completed: June 2016

Human Nature was a fanfiction archive for Doctor Who RPF fanworks founded by Versaphile in 2009.

Find works at the Human Nature AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Human Nature announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Human Nature Fanlore page.

Monaboyd Archive

Completed: August 2016

The Monaboyd Archive was a LotRiPS fanfiction archive focusing on the pairing of Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Billy Boyd (Pippin), founded by Shirasade in 2003.

Find works at the Monaboyd Archive AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Monaboyd Archive announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Monaboyd Archive Fanlore page.

Warp 5 Complex

Completed: September 2016

The Warp 5 Complex was an archive of Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction founded in 2002.

Find works at the Warp 5 Complex AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Warp 5 Complex announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Warp 5 Complex Fanlore page.

Dave & Ken's Diner

Completed: October 2016

Dave & Ken's Diner was a Starsky & Hutch archive focusing on the slash pairing of Starsky and Hutch, founded in 2010.

Find works at the Dave & Ken's Diner AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Dave & Ken's Diner announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Dave & Ken's Diner Fanlore page.

Sinful Desire

Completed: November 2016

Sinful Desire was a Supernatural slash fan fiction archive focused on the Wincest and J2 pairings, founded in 2006.

Find works at the Sinful Desire AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Sinful Desire announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Sinful Desire Fanlore page.

Ink Stained Fingers

Completed: December 2016

Ink Stained Fingers was a Harry Potter fan fiction and fanart archive dedicated to slash and femslash works founded in 2001. At a time when many other archives restricted explicit content, Ink Stained Fingers was created and maintained as a no-holds-barred slash archive.

Find works at the Ink Stained Fingers AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Ink Stained Fingers announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Ink Stained Fingers Fanlore page.


A huge THANK YOU to all of the archivists and volunteers who made these imports possible!

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Spotlight on Open Doors

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 16 archive import projects in 2017, a total of over 42,000 works! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below.


Turkfanfiction.net

Completed: March 2017

Turkfanfiction.net was a Turkish-language multi-fandom fanfiction and original fiction archive founded by Glenien in 2007 with the goal of bringing together all Turkish fanfiction writers and readers, while educating and advising them on fandom culture. As a large, multi-fandom, non-English, manually imported archive, Turkfanfiction.net was one of our most complex import projects ever! We would like to especially highlight the contributions of Glenien and her team of import volunteers for completing the import in a matter of months, the Translation Committee's Turkish team for taking on a lot of extra expedited work, and the Tag Wrangling Committee for organizing nearly 400 tags across about 20 fandoms.

Find works at the Turkfanfiction AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Turkfanfiction announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Turkfanfiction Fanlore page.

HP Fandom

Completed: April 2017

HP Fandom was a gen and slash Harry Potter fanfiction archive founded in 2004. At over 8,500 works, it is Open Doors' largest import to date!

Find works at the HP Fandom AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the HP Fandom announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the HP Fandom Fanlore page.

The Quidditch Pitch

Completed: May 2017

The Quidditch Pitch was an all-pairing Harry Potter fanfiction archive founded in 2005.

Find works at the Quidditch Pitch AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Quidditch Pitch announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Quidditch Pitch Fanlore page.

Due South Archive

Completed: June 2017

The Due South Archive was a due South fanfiction archive which accepted any and all works. Founded in 1994, it was one of the oldest and largest online fanfiction archives.

Find works at the Due South Archive AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Due South Archive announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Due South Archive Fanlore page.

Scully Slash Archive

Completed: July 2017

The Scully Slash Archive was an X-files femmeslash fanfiction archive for pairings featuring Dana Scully, founded in 1998.

Find works at the Scully Slash AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Scully Slash announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Scully Slash Fanlore page.

The Basement

Completed: July 2017

The Basement was an X-files slash fanfiction archive primarily featuring the pairings of Mulder/Krycek and Mulder/Skinner, founded in 1998.

Find works at the Basement AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Basement announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Basement Fanlore page.

The Hex Files

Completed: July 2017

The Hex Files was a Harry Potter fanfiction archive focused on the slash pairing of Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, founded in 2005.

Find works at the Hex Files AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Hex Files announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Hex Files Fanlore page.

Daire's Fanfic Refuge

Completed: August 2017

Daire's Fanfic Refuge was a Highlander fanfiction archive founded in 1997.

Find works at the Daire's Fanfic Refuge AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Daire's Fanfic Refuge announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Daire's Fanfic Refuge Fanlore page.

HL Raven's Nest

Completed: August 2017

A sister site of Daire's Fanfic Refuge (see above), HL Raven's Nest was a Highlander: The Raven fanfiction archive founded in 1998.

Find works at the HL Raven's Nest AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the HL Raven's Nest announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the HL Raven's Nest Fanlore page.

StargateFan

Completed: August 2017

StargateFan was a Stargate SG-1 fanfiction archive associated with the fansite StargateFan.com, founded in 2000.

Find works at the StargateFan AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the StargateFan announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the StargateFan Fanlore page.

The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive

Completed: September 2017

The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive was a Queer as Folk (US) fanfiction archive dedicated to the pairing Brian Kinney/Justin Taylor, founded circa 2003.

Find works at the Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive Fanlore page.

Hammer to Fall

Completed: September 2017

Hammer to Fall was a Blake’s 7 gen fanfiction archive founded in 1998.

Find works at the Hammer to Fall AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Hammer to Fall announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Hammer to Fall Fanlore page.

Bang and Blame

Completed: September 2017

Bang and Blame was a sister site of Hammer to Fall (see above) focused on post-series fanfiction and meta, founded in 2000.

Find works at the Bang and Blame AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Bang and Blame announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Bang and Blame Fanlore page.

The Collators' Den

Completed: October 2017

The Collators' Den was a Life on Mars (UK) and Ashes to Ashes fanfiction archive founded in 2008.

Find works at the Collators' Den AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Collators' Den announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Collators' Den Fanlore page.

The Alpha Gate

Completed: November 2017

The Alpha Gate archive was a Stargate SG-1 fanfiction archive founded in 2001.

Find works at the Alpha Gate AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Alpha Gate announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Alpha Gate Fanlore page.

Fandom Haven Story Archive

Completed: December 2017

The Fandom Haven Story Archive was a multifandom fanfiction archive founded in 2003.

Find works at the Fandom Haven Story Archive AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Fandom Haven Story Archive announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Fandom Haven Story Archive Fanlore page.


A huge THANK YOU to all of the archivists and volunteers who made these imports possible!

We missed doing a roundup post for 2016 last year, but we thought those archives deserved recognition as well, so keep an eye out!

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Artifact Storage Room 3, a Sentinel fanfiction and fanart archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

For a variety of reasons, the Artifact Storage Room 3 Sentinel Fanfiction Archive will be closing its door for the last time. Open Doors will be working with Elaine and Mab to import Artifact Storage Room 3 into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanfiction and fanart currently in the Artifact Storage Room 3 will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually the links going to the old site will redirect to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from Artifact Storage Room 3 to the AO3 after February.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Artifact Storage Room 3?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Open Doors will then set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Artifact Storage Room 3 pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Artifact Storage Room 3 account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Artifact Storage Room 3 mods to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Artifact Storage Room 3 on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Artifact Storage Room 3! The moderators would also like to thank those of you who have supported Artifact Storage Room 3 with your fanfic and wish you well for the future.

- The Open Doors team, Elaine and Mab

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TER/MA, an X-Files slash fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

TER/MA, short for Truly Erotic Ratboy / Mulder Association, was a popular early archive for fanfiction for the slash pairing of Mulder/Krycek. It's moving to the Archive of Our Own so that it can be available to the widest possible audience for the longest possible time, no longer reliant solely on one person to maintain the server and archive website.

Open Doors will be working with the moderator, alice ttlg, to import TER/MA into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from TER/MA to the AO3 after January.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on TER/MA?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your TER/MA pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your TER/MA account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the TER/MA mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of TER/MA on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve TER/MA!

- The Open Doors team and alice ttlg

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