Adding Works to Open Doors Collections

One of the main tasks of the OTW’s Open Doors project is to import at-risk archives of fanworks into AO3 collections.

As part of that task, Open Doors searches for works already posted to AO3 to avoid importing duplicates. Until now, the archivist account would then invite the found work to the archive’s collection and bookmark the work if the invitation wasn’t accepted.

Following recent changes to the collection invitation process, archivists now have the ability to automatically add a found work to the archive’s collection.

This will only apply to works that were originally hosted on an imported archive, and is limited to the archive collection only. Creators will receive an email notification when a work is added and can remove their works from collections at any time if they wish.

We try to contact creators during each archive import process to ask their preferences. However, if you don’t want any of your works to be imported to AO3, please contact the Open Doors committee.

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

We look forward to helping preserve more at-risk fanworks!

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