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Save File 40 Archive Initiative

Here's the link:

They are trying to save fan history ---but the archive can be easily assembled and actually, lots of those stories are still available on fanfiction.net and AO3. What could have been the real loss was the Channel D archive on Yahoogroups, but I *think* I n=may have saved it, along with the other Channels too.

My husband, Mr. I.T. Support helped and I did open a few of the emails to make sure they were there. Of cours,e then my computer crashed and I thought I'd lost it but my husband assures me we did not.

Now that the semester is over and I get some time, I see if everything is ok.
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PSA - Open Doors Project for File 40

I just saw a post on tumblr regarding an initiative to bring the File 40 archive over to AO3 via the Open Doors Project. As most of you know, File 40 is no longer an active archive and is only available via the wayback machine. The Open Doors Project would import all the fanfic from File 40 into the AO3, making it more accessible to fans.

AO3 is asking for the former owners/archivists/administrators of File 40 to please get in touch with the OTW at the following address:

I'm pretty sure none of the ladies are here in our LJ community, but I bet someone like st_crispins or spikesgirl58 would know how to get in touch with Chajka or Kate D or Jan Bowman. They may be active in the facebook MFU communities.

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On Facebook/David McCallum Fans, Valerie Vine McKinney and I conspired to send David a "Lifetime Achievement Award." Many wonderful gals contributed funds and we made it happen.


Yesterday, Valerie received this letter from David and I thought I'd share it with you here. Some of us have been wondering how David is faring during these times.