Posts by Priscilla
The Organization for Transformative Works’s October membership drive is over, and we’re delighted to say that we raised a total of US$195,009.65, far outstripping our goal of US$40,000. This was made possible by the generosity of 6700 donors from 77 countries worldwide, of whom 4786 chose to begin or renew OTW membership. We are so grateful, as always, for our global community. Thank you! Your support enables us to continue working in service of our mission: to further the interests of the fans we represent by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in all its many forms.
The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive, a Star Trek fanfiction archive focusing on the relationship between Kirk and Spock, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who have work on The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive was built on the eFiction software platform, which hasn’t been updated since 2005. In its current version, it is no longer supportable, nor supported by the developer, and is subject to constant security attacks. The archive moderator felt that the Archive of… Read more
The Legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW, the AO3’s parent organization) worked with the Archive of Our Own team to update AO3’s Terms of Service (ToS). This update is focused on data privacy, and on explaining in more detail how we process the data you give us while you use AO3. Below, you can read a summary of the changes. There’s also a full version of the updated ToS available for your review (HTML, PDF, Word).
As our April fundraising drive comes to a close, we at the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) are once again humbled by your support. Your generous donations, representing 4799 donors from 80 countries, have helped us raise US$130,084.00 over the past few days, surpassing our goal of US$100,000! We hope that during this drive you have learned more about the many ways in which your donations can make a difference. All of our projects depend on your continued support to thrive, so thank you. And don’t forget, even though the drive is over, you can still support the OTW. We accept donations year round!
Thank you for supporting the OTW! Our April 2017 drive has come to a close, and we have raised over US$145,000 from over 5,600 individual donations representing 72 countries. Over 3,040 of these donations came from first-time donors. This week, we updated you on exciting developments in several OTW projects. We also told you about additional ways you can donate: corporate matching to amplify your impact, and recurring donations to get that amazing thank you gift you’ll love! We would like to recognize all the OTW volunteers working behind the scenes to make this drive, and everything we do, possible. This drive couldn’t have been… Read more