In this post:
- A bit of background explanation
- What this means for creators who have work on a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit
- And what to do if you still have questions
A little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit were started in the summer of 2001 due to the archivist’s desire to collect the works of her favorite Gundam Wing and Koko Wa Greenwood fanfiction authors in one place. For 16 years, the fiction of over 100 authors were a part of of the archive, as well as numerous fanarts. The archives are now closing for financial reasons.
Open Doors will be working with Dacia to import a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit into separate, searchable collections on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanart currently in a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit 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 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 a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit to the AO3 after September 2017.
What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit?
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 a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit pseud(s) and email address(es), if:
- 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 archives
- You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
- You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
- You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
- You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
- 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 a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit 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 a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit mod to confirm your claims.)
Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on
- importing your works to the AO3
- adding your works to the new collections a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit
We’d also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit 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 a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit!
– The Open Doors team