We are happy to help the maintainers of existing archives to transfer the contents of their archives into the Archive of Our Own (AO3).
Currently, we are able to mass import archives that have been built with the Automated Archive software; an e-fiction importer is also in the works. If your archive has been built with other software, please contact us: we may be able to offer a customized solution or other help. Open Doors also assists moderators of smaller archives with manual imports.
Archives will be preserved within the AO3 using the Collections feature, and the moderator of the original archive will be invited to moderate the collection within the AO3. If the moderator no longer wishes to be involved with the archive, other arrangements can be made to assure that the archive collection is maintained.
In cases where the original archive site and address are still available, we also may be able to set up automatic redirecting from the original URLs to the new locations in the AO3, preserving existing links, but this can’t be guaranteed. We also welcome maintainers who wish to back up the contents of their archives in the AO3.
Archives that have been integrated into the Archive of Our Own will also be listed in the Open Doors gallery.