(From Mary Bauer)
The Office of Transformative Works, the most familiar branch of which is AO3’s huge listing of FanFic & Original Fic is asking for our opinions and for volunteers to help save & share more fic. A chance to share your Fannish Knowledge & to help a Library save stories out of controlling government hands, pretty neat, huh?
Oh, and this is a great place to post all your old fanfic that is long out of print, to save it & share it with new generations of readers without printing costs! Take a look at their fic, some really neat old fandom authors & archives have transferred here.
Best of all, it’s the kind of volunteering & sharing opinions, tricks & tips we can do from the comfort of our own homes & some our own schedule (& pisses off all the people who want to censor knowledge & fic)! We may be older & somewhat less mobile than we were in our 20s, but we’re still FEN!
The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website. http://archiveofourown.org/
Last month the OTW’s Communications Committee sent out a call for essays on “What Fanworks Mean to Me” as part of celebrations for International Fanworks Day, coming February 15. A number of you responded, and we’d like to thank everyone who contributed! We share some of those submissions with you below, but for those of you who missed our challenge, we’d like to start a conversation on how fanworks are part of your life. For example:
Where do you go to find works or more information about your fandoms?
If you use the Archive of Our Own, what steps do you take to search it and find specific items?
What are your favorite fandoms or tags to browse, if you’re not looking for something in particular?
How do you look at fanworks — on your phone, eReaders, computers, in print?
When do you usually look for fanworks?
Do you tend to save them, bookmark them, rec them, delete them?
If you’re trying to find a fanwork again, where do you go for help?
Have other fans shared with you the way they look for works, and what did you think were good tips?
Leave your comments here, or keep the #WhatFanworksMeantoMe hashtag going elsewhere with your responses
The OTW is Recruiting Fanlore Staff, Translators, and Graphic Designers
Published: 2018-02-07 12:52:42 -0500 http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/9666
Do you have graphic design experience? Or do you have an interest in fannish history? Or are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting for Development & Membership Graphic Designers, Fanlore Staff, and Translators!
We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:
Fanlore Staff – closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC
Translation Volunteers – closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC
Development & Membership Graphic Design Volunteers – closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC
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.
(This is where that link sends you http://www.transformativeworks.org/contact_us/ )