The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive is Moving to the AO3

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).

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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 Our Own offered the best path forward to preserve these works.

The purpose of the Open Doors Committee’s Online Archive Rescue Project is to assist moderators of archives to incorporate the fanworks from those archives into the Archive of Our Own. Open Doors works with moderators to import their archives when the moderators lack the funds, time, or other resources to continue to maintain their archives independently. It is extremely important to Open Doors that we work in collaboration with moderators who want to import their archives and that we fully credit creators, giving them as much control as possible over their fanworks. Open Doors will be working with Killa to import The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually links to the old site will redirect to the collection on AO3, which can be searched and filtered in order to locate individual imported works.

We will begin importing works from The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive to the AO3 after July 2021.

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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 shaw.ca, 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

Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams are Moving to the AO3

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Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams, both Oded Fehr fanfiction archives, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Weaver Of Dreams and Land Of Dreams archives are being imported to the AO3 to preserve the stories for the future because the hosting software, eFiction, is no longer supported.

Open Doors will be working with Ariane to import Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually the links going to the old site will redirect to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams to the AO3 after May.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams?

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. We will then permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Weaver of Dreams or Land of Dreams pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. 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
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. 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 Weaver of Dreams or Land of Dreams 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 Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

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 Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams 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 Weaver of Dreams and Land of Dreams!

– The Open Doors team and Ariane