There are several advantages to backing up or transferring your fanworks.
- Long-term preservation. Your archive will be maintained and supported even if you lose internet access, interest, or time.
- Infrastructure. The OTW is set up to bring in volunteers as well as provide advice and technical help for maintaining and growing your collection or project.
- Encouraging contributions. Volunteers and contributors are more likely to invest their time and energy in a project when they have a real expectation that their work will be preserved into the future.
- Financial support in a nonprofit environment. The OTW will never exploit your work or the work of your contributors for individual profit.