Open Doors celebrates the completion of 17 archive imports in 2022!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 17 archive import projects in 2022, a total of over 18,500 works. This is a record number of completed import projects, beating our previous best of 15 in 2017! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below. The Croft Codex Completed: February 2022 The Croft Codex was an archive for all kinds of Tomb Raider fanfiction, founded in 2005 by HeidiA to house stories formerly archived at Lara Croft’s Tales of Beauty and Power. It ran until 2008, when the archive went offline as a generational shift in the… Read more

January 2023 Newsletter, Volume 174

I. OPEN DOORS IMPORTS Open Doors had a very active December and completed three archive imports, including the long-anticipated Star Trek archive The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive, the Star Wars archive Elusive Lover, and the Chinese-language Prince of Tennis archive SpringFen. Check out the linked collections to read all of the imported works! Also in December, Open Doors announced the import of The 9 Forum, an archive of fanworks for the movie “9”. II. AT THE AO3 Accessibility, Design & Technology had an eventful two months! It deployed some significant changes to our HTML parser, a ton of gem updates, and an update to Ruby 3.0,… Read more

OTW Signal, February 2023

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News While the OTW strives to preserve fandom content through various projects, fans have organized many efforts for individual sites and types of content over the years. One recent example is how fans banded together to address the closure of V Live.

Five Things Akima Ras 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 Akima Ras, who volunteers as a Webs volunteer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As a Webs volunteer, I keep things running smoothly behind the scenes of OTW’s website. Maintaining our main address ensures that the people who come across our website have a good browsing experience, and also find… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Translation Volunteers, Elections Volunteers and Communications Volunteers

Do you have strong non-fiction or technical writing skills or experience working in Public Relations? Or are you a highly organized person? Or are you fluent in a language other than English? Or do you love meta and research on fans? Or do you have experience moderating social media and Tumblr? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Communications Fanhackers Volunteer – closing 25 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC Communications Tumblr Site Moderator – closing 25 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC Elections Communication Specialists – closing 25 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC Elections Public Relations Specialists… Read more