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Sarek and Amanda Archive has Moved to the AO3

Sarek and Amanda Archive, a Star Trek: The Original Series fanfiction archive, has been imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The original archive, formerly located at, was dissolved, so the archive was moved to AO3 in its entirety with the authors’ permissions.

Open Doors has been working with Selek to formalise the import of Sarek and Amanda Archive into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on Sarek and Amanda Archive?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We’ll do our best to check for any duplicated copies of the imported works. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will remove the duplicate copy attached to the archivist account. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

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

  1. You have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  2. You would like your imported works removed from the AO3.
  3. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  4. 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 Sarek and Amanda Archive 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 Sarek and Amanda Archive mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on adding your works to the new collection Sarek and Amanda Archive Maintainer.

If you still have questions…

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

We’d also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Sarek and Amanda Archive 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 Sarek and Amanda Archive!

– The Open Doors team and Selek

The OTW is Recruiting for Translation News Volunteers, TWC Volunteer Copyeditors and TWC Volunteer Proofreaders

Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? Can you copyedit or proofread for Transformative Works & Cultures? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Translation News Volunteer – closing Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Volunteer Copyeditor – closing Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Volunteer Proofreader – closing Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

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May 2021 Newsletter, Volume 157


In May, Fanlore started gearing up to run their ever-popular Bingo Challenge during the first two weeks of June. The challenge is going on now, so be sure to check it out!

On social media, Fanlore celebrated a month of Bandom-themed posts in May and published the first post in a new series, Meet the Team, which introduces people to the volunteers working behind the scenes at Fanlore. Their first post featured longtime Policy & Admin staffer WhatAreFrogs?!

Fanlore also changed their Tumblr and Twitter handles to match one another – they are now fanlore-wiki on Tumblr and @fanlore_wiki on Twitter.

Finally, Systems has been working to upgrade the version of MediaWiki that Fanlore uses. The new upgrade is currently undergoing testing behind the scenes, and they hope to release the updated site soon.

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