Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

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 longer be kept up. We work with Translation and Communications, to create import announcements; Tag Wrangling, to make sure that the imported works are tagged appropriately; and Systems, to redirect old archive URLs to their new home on AO3.

We also sometimes work with Legal when there are questions about whether we can preserve something and still abide by our mandate to preserve privacy and creators’ control over their works. Sadly, the answer is sometimes that we can’t — one reason that everyone should designate a Fandom Next of Kin!

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OTW Recruitment

The OTW is Recruiting for Financial Analysts, Investment Specialist and Open Doors Technical Volunteers

Do you know MySQL and want to rescue at-risk fan archives? Do you have a background in finance and accounting? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Finance Committee Staff: Financial Analyst – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Finance Committee Staff: Investment Specialist – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Open Doors Committee: Technical Volunteer – closing 26 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until we receive 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 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 address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

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