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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 OTW Legal has been partnering with other organizations to oppose the STOP CSAM Act. One of their partners, the ACLU, informed the public about the risks of having the act pass in the U.S. Senate.
Last year, the OTW Open Doors Committee announced several changes to its Fan Culture Preservation Project, including the creation of the AO3 Fanzine Scan Hosting Project (FSHP). The FSHP is a partnership with fan-run preservation project Zinedom through which fanfiction and fanart originally published in print fanzines is imported to the Archive of Our Own. Fanworks can be imported to AO3 with the consent of either the creators of the works or the publisher of the fanzine in which the fanworks were published.
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 Our Open Doors Committee is often seen posting about online archives that will get preserved on AO3. Less known is that they also work to preserve physical fanworks. A recent article in Library Journal explored library collections and archives at Texas A&M University (TAMU) Library. The Library is one of Open Doors’ partners.
Between the Lines, a JAG 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(s) on Between the Lines And what to do if you still have questions
Are you interested in the rescue and preservation of fanworks? Enjoy coordinating projects and liaising with people? Still guiltily–or not so guiltily–love the first fanwork that opened your eyes to fandom? We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Open Doors Administrative Volunteer – closing 20 September 2023 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] 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… Read more