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March 2024 Newsletter, Volume 187

I. 101 IMPORTS Open Doors posted their 2023 roundup and announced the completion of over 100 at-risk archive imports since 2012! They are continuing to work on previously announced imports and will be announcing new incoming archives soon. II. AT THE AO3 AO3 Documentation uploaded two new documents, the brand new Gifts FAQ and an updated History and Mark For Later FAQ. They are still working away on their Review process to check all the uploaded FAQs and Tutorials and see which will need to be revised in the near future. Accessibility, Design and Technology spent the first half of March testing and deploying an… Read more

January 2024 Newsletter, Volume 185

I. IFD 2024 International Fanworks Day (IFD) is just around the corner! The Communications team has been hard at work preparing for this special occasion, and the Translation team is kicking off the new year by ensuring that we have content ready in 25 different languages for International Fanworks Day. Additionally, the Fanlore team is preparing for their annual International Fanworks Day Fanlore Challenge, which will take place the week of the event. This year marks the 10th anniversary of IFD and we’ll share our celebration plans in a few days! II. AT THE AO3 Accessibility, Design and Technology spent most of December testing and… Read more

November 2023 Newsletter, Volume 184

I. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS The new Board members are settling in nicely and have held the first public meeting of this term. They’ve begun answering non-live questions in their public Discord, and minutes for this meeting will be available soon on the OTW website. In addition, our organizational culture firm has completed its initial survey and is interviewing volunteers. Relatedly, Strategic Planning has been working with Volunteers & Recruiting on a guide to inclusive recruiting practices to share with committees as part of the Recruitment strategic goal. II. AT THE AO3 Open Doors completed imports of What Makes the Desert Beautiful, a CSI: Crime Scene… Read more

Celebrating Our Community of Volunteers on This International Volunteer Day

On December 5, people all over the world celebrate the invaluable efforts and contributions of volunteers to causes big and small. The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a day to recognize and celebrate the millions of people who take action on issues that matter to them by donating their time, knowledge and passion in order to drive positive change. The Organization for Transformative Works depends on volunteers for every aspect of its operations: all of its projects and committees are run by volunteers. The OTW was born out of the volunteer work of fans who wanted to create a safe space for other fans and… Read more

October 2023 Newsletter, Volume 183

I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATES The new Board of Directors members have been hard at work! They’ve finalized a contract with an organizational culture firm who will be beginning work soon. This is the first major step to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the OTW. Board has also selected the first chairs for the Board Assistants Team committee, a new group who will assist Board with administrative and scheduling tasks. In addition, Board held a closed meeting to vote on officers for this term, so please welcome Anh Pham as President and Zixin Zhang as Secretary! Our Treasurer, Yuechiang Luo, will be continuing… Read more