Posts in Open Doors Committee

The Disney Kink Meme is Moving to the AO3

The Disney Kink Meme, a prompt meme focusing on the Disney animated (and some live-action) films, 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 Disney Kink Meme And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation The Disney Kink Meme was originally hosted on LiveJournal, and has since been moved to Dreamwidth. Participation on Dreamwidth, however, has tapered off significantly, so the moderators want to move the prompt meme to a more active location with a long-term future. The purpose of the Open… Read more

Of Elves and Men is Moving to the AO3

Of Elves and Men, a multifandom fanfiction archive with a strong emphasis on The Lord of the Rings and The Lord of the Rings RPF, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who had work(s) on Of Elves and Men And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation As activity on the site has dwindled, the moderator, Alexcat, feels Of Elves and Men will be best preserved by moving it to AO3. Alexcat would like to preserve the work of the writers who were part of… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Tag Wranglers, Open Doors Staff & Open Doors Technical Volunteers

Do you want to rescue at-risk fan archives? Do you know MySQL? Would you like to help wrangle AO3 tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Open Doors Staff – closing Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] Open Doors Technical Volunteer – closing Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 23:59 UTC [or after 100 applications] Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Russian) – closing Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 23:59 UTC [or after 35 applications] We have included… Read more

Five Things Acts of Tekla 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 Acts of Tekla, who volunteers with the Open Doors Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I volunteer with the Open Doors Committee, which helps archive owners move the fanworks on their archives to the AO3 so that they stay online and accessible even if the original archive can no… Read more

Yahoo! Groups In Memoriam

Today, after 20 years of service to fannish and wider internet communities, Yahoo! Groups was shut down. The decision was announced by Verizon earlier this year on October 14.