Posts in Open Doors Committee

Open Doors Announces New Partnerships and Digitization Initiative

The OTW Open Doors Committee is pleased to announce two new developments: first, an expansion of its Fan Culture Preservation Project (FCPP) to include additional partner institutions; and second, the start of a new project, called the AO3 Fanzine Scan Hosting Project (FSHP), which will begin digital preservation of select fanzines and other physical fannish artifacts with permission from creators or publishers. In this post: A bit of background explanation Information about Open Doors’ new FCPP partnerships What to do if you want to donate your fannish memorabilia or fanzines Information about the new AO3 Fanzine Scan Hosting Project What this means for fanzine creators… Read more

All About Spike is Moving to the AO3

All About Spike, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction archive, 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 All About Spike And what to do if you still have questions

The Pony Fiction Archive is Moving to the AO3

Pony Fiction Archive, a My Little Pony fanfiction archive, 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 Pony Fiction Archive And what to do if you still have questions

Five Things Julie Bozza 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 Julie Bozza, who volunteers as an Open Doors staffer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I work with the Open Doors Committee “to protect and preserve at-risk fanworks of all kinds”, which fits neatly into the OTW’s interest in “providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Translation Volunteers

Are you interested in the rescue and preservation of fanworks? Are you fluent in a language other than English? The OTW is recruiting for Open Doors Administrative Volunteers and Translation Volunteers! We have included more information on the roles 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… Read more