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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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The Fandom Haven Story Archive, a multifandom fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Fandom Haven Story Archive (FHSA) was created in 2003 by DrkCherry and Ursula4x and hosts gen, slash and het fanfiction about various books, movies, and television shows.

It is being imported to the AO3 to preserve the story collection, as the server where it has been historically hosted will be shut down.

Open Doors will be working with Haven, the current moderator, to import the FHSA into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from the Fandom Haven Story Archive to the AO3 after August 2017.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on the Fandom Haven Story Archive?

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 FHSA 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 Fandom Haven Story Archive 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 Fandom Haven Story Archive 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 Fandom Haven Story Archive 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 Fandom Haven Story Archive!

- The Open Doors team and Haven

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The Collators' Den, a Life on Mars (UK) and Ashes to Ashes fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Collators' Den was created in 2008 to host Life on Mars (UK) and Ashes to Ashes fanfiction. Wanting to ensure access and longevity for all the LoM and A2A fanfiction the fandom has produced over the years, Janni decided to move the archive to the AO3.

Open Doors will be working with Janni to import The Collators' Den into a separate, searchable collection on the AO3. We will begin importing works from The Collators' Den to the AO3 after August 2017.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on The Collators' Den?

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 Collators' Den 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 Collators' Den 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 Collators' Den moderator 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 Collators' Den 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 Collators' Den!

- The Open Doors team and Janni

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The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive, a Queer as Folk (US) fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive was a Queer as Folk (US) fanfiction archive dedicated to the pairing Brian Kinney/Justin Taylor. It was founded in the 2000s by Tonya and later taken over by others who eventually fell away, closing the archive by 2010. Moderators IrishCaelan and Nightsister reached out to Open Doors in 2017 in order to preserve the works originally published there.

Open Doors will be working with IrishCaelan and Nightsister to import The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive to the AO3 after July 2017.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive?

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 45 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive 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 Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive 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 Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive 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, or contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of The Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive 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 Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive!

- The Open Doors team, IrishCaelan, and Nightsister

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Unknowable Room, a Harry Potter fanfiction and fan art archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Unknowable Room was a Harry Potter archive for fics and fanart focused primarily on Marauder-era works and Lily/James as a primary pairing. The site, founded in 2005 following one of fanfiction.net's content purges, also hosted a forum, a Harry Potter wiki, and fic challenges.

Activity has now slowed since the site's early years, and the technical difficulties of maintaining a custom-coded archive have taken their toll. Unknowable Room moderators afterthree, ChristyCorr, Eos, Missers and Oxymora are grateful and excited to be working with Open Doors to import the site's fanworks to AO3!

Open Doors will be working with the current archivists to import Unknowable Room into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanart currently in the Unknowable Room 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 Unknowable Room to the AO3 after July.

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

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 Unknowable Room 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 Unknowable Room 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 Unknowable Room 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, or contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Unknowable Room 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 Unknowable Room!

- The Open Doors team and afterthree, ChristyCorr, Eos, Missers and Oxymora

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