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AO3 Reaches 4 Million Fanworks!

Partial screenshot of the AO3 homepage showing that the Archive has 4 million works.

The Archive of Our Own is proud to announce that it has reached four million fanworks!

The creation and growth of AO3 has been a wild ride. The initial suggestion for the Archive was made in May 2007, and ever since then we’ve been having a blast! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped make AO3 the thriving community that it is today, including those who have shared fanworks for others to enjoy.

Here are some other milestones AO3 has reached, courtesy of the Archive of Our Own Fanlore article: (more…)

5 Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things James Kruk Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with James Kruk, who volunteers as an AO3 Support Staffer.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I volunteer with the AO3 Support Committee, which has the responsibility of answering any questions about how to use the site. Really, it’s about making AO3 as accessible to as many as people as possible, and helping them get the most out of the Archive.