The Archive of Our Own, recently announced as a 2019 Hugo Award finalist, is the OTW’s largest project. With more than 31,000 fandoms, 4.5 million works, 1.8 million registered users, and countless guests, there’s a lot to take care of. With the help of your donations, we work hard to make the Archive the best it can be.
In the past six months alone, AO3 has had several updates to improve both user experience and behind-the-scenes workings.
- AO3 now supports the UTF8MB4 character set. This means that several languages now have more characters they can use. It also means that emojis are now supported for all your texting-fic needs!
- AO3 also recently overhauled the code for its login system, making it easier to maintain.
- Tag wrangling received a major update to how tags are sorted for wranglers to interact with. Because of this, more tags will get to the correct wranglers faster, simplifying the wrangling process and making it more efficient.
- Work downloads have also recently been switched over to the Calibre command line interface. Downloaded works will now have better-organized metadata, easier-to-read layouts, and will display images!
All of this is possible because of your donations. Your support allows us to continue to maintain and improve the Archive.
And don’t forget, if you’d like to support the OTW on a continuing basis, you can set up a recurring donation. You can choose any donation amount for as often and as long as you want, and save up for one of our thank you gifts!