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InDeath.net Fan Fiction, an In Death fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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InDeath.net Fan Fiction is a forum and archive for fanfiction about the In Death book series by Nora Roberts (writing as J.D. Robb). The InDeath.net forum has closed, but the moderator wants to ensure that the fanfiction on the forum and archive will still be available.

Open Doors will be working with AJ to import InDeath.net Fan Fiction into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from InDeath.net Fan Fiction to the AO3 after December 4th.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on InDeath.net Fan Fiction?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your InDeath.net Fan Fiction pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your InDeath.net Fan Fiction account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the InDeath.net Fan Fiction mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of InDeath.net Fan Fiction on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve InDeath.net Fan Fiction!

- The Open Doors team and AJ

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The Boy / Michael Shanks, an archive for fanfiction about any character portrayed by Michael Shanks, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post:

Background explanation

The Boy / Michael Shanks fanfiction archive is a multi-Michael website, for gen, het or slash fanfiction about any character Michael Shanks has portrayed. It is moving to AO3 so that it can be available to the widest possible audience for the longest possible time, no longer reliant solely on one person to maintain the server and archive website.

Open Doors will be working with alice ttlg to import The Boy / Michael Shanks into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from The Boy / Michael Shanks to the AO3 after November.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on The Boy / Michael Shanks?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Open Doors will then set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your The Boy / Michael Shanks pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your The Boy / Michael Shanks account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the The Boy / Michael Shanks mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of The Boy / Michael Shanks on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve The Boy / Michael Shanks!

- The Open Doors team and alice ttlg

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Glass Onion, a multi-fandom fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

Glass Onion, a multi-fandom fanfiction archive, was founded by Sophia Jirafe and Jintian in 2001. The archive, now maintained by alice ttlg, is moving to AO3 so that it can be available to the widest possible audience for the longest possible time, no longer reliant solely on one person to maintain the server and archive website.

Open Doors will be working with alice ttlg to import Glass Onion into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. We will begin importing works from Glass Onion to the AO3 after November.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Glass Onion?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your Glass Onion pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Glass Onion account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Glass Onion mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Glass Onion on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Glass Onion!

- The Open Doors team and alice ttlg

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Firefly’s Glow, a Firefly fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post:

Background explanation

Firefly's Glow, is a Firefly fanfiction archive founded by alice ttlg in 2002. It is moving to AO3 so that it can be available to the widest possible audience for the longest possible time, no longer reliant solely on one person to maintain the server and archive website. The collection on AO3 will be open to new Firefly stories. Open Doors will be working with alice ttlg to import Firefly’s Glow into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. We will begin importing works from Firefly’s Glow to the AO3 after October.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Firefly’s Glow?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work. All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Please contact Open Doors with your Firefly’s Glow pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Firefly’s Glow account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Firefly’s Glow mod to confirm your claims.) Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee. We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Firefly’s Glow on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips. We're excited to be able to help preserve Firefly’s Glow! - The Open Doors team and alice ttlg

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MTAC, an NCIS fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post:

Background explanation

MTAC is an archive for NCIS fanfiction, accepting works focusing on any character or pairing, including crossover with other fandoms. The moderator, Jessi created it in June 2006 and it has since amassed over 1000 works. Due to activity slowing since the site’s early years, Open Doors will be working with Jessi to import MTAC into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. We will begin importing works from MTAC to the AO3 after October.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on MTAC?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work. All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Please contact Open Doors with your MTAC pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your MTAC account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the MTAC mod to confirm your claims.) Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee. We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of MTAC on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips. We're excited to be able to help preserve MTAC!

- The Open Doors team and Jessi

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West Wing Fanfiction Central, a West Wing fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post:

Background explanation

West Wing Fanfiction Central is an archive for West Wing fanfiction which was created by the moderator, Jessi, in January 2002. As well as The National Library, which contains over 5000 works, West Wing Fanfiction Central also includes 2 other West Wing archives (West Wing Fanfiction Archive and Big Block of Cheese) that Jessi rescued "to keep great stories on the internet". Due to hacker attacks and activity slowing since the site’s early years, Open Doors will be working with Jessi to import West Wing Fanfiction Central into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. We will begin importing works from West Wing Fanfiction Central to the AO3 after October.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on West Wing Fanfiction Central?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work. All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Please contact Open Doors with your West Wing Fanfiction Central pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your West Wing Fanfiction Central account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the West Wing Fanfiction Central mod to confirm your claims.) Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee. We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of West Wing Fanfiction Central on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips. We're excited to be able to help preserve West Wing Fanfiction Central! - The Open Doors team and Jessi

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a little piece of gundam wing, a Gundam Wing fanfiction and fanart archive and soul circuit, a Koko Wa Greenwood fanfiction archive, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

A little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit were started in the summer of 2001 due to the archivist's desire to collect the works of her favorite Gundam Wing and Koko Wa Greenwood fanfiction authors in one place. For 16 years, the fiction of over 100 authors were a part of of the archive, as well as numerous fanarts. The archives are now closing for financial reasons.

Open Doors will be working with Dacia to import a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit into separate, searchable collections on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanart currently in a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually the links going to the old site will re-direct to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit to the AO3 after September 2017.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Open Doors will then set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archives
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. you have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee, or leave a comment on this post and we'll respond as soon as we can.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit on Fanlore! If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve a little piece of gundam wing and soul circuit!

- The Open Doors team

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The Alpha Gate, a Stargate SG-1 fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

Opened in 2002, the Alpha Gate Archive is a repository of Stargate SG-1 fanfiction, and was originally composed of writers from The Alpha Gate’s active Yahoo! Group. The archive has been host to over 3,900 works for the past 15 years, and is making the move to the AO3 because its hosting software, eFiction, is no longer supported.

Open Doors will be working with Biblio, PhoenixE, Babs, Devra, Sideburns, Sallye, Imagine, and Michelle to import The Alpha Gate into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually the links going to the old site will re-direct to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from The Alpha Gate to the AO3 after September.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on The Alpha Gate?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. Open Doors will then set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Alpha Gate pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. you have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Alpha Gate account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with The Alpha Gate mods to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on:

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of The Alpha Gate on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve The Alpha Gate!

- The Open Doors team and The Alpha Gate mods

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