Library of Moria
|Name:||The Library of Moria|
|Date(s):||January 1, 2002 - present|
|Archivist:||Azzy, Half Elf Lost, Talullah, Zoe, CommodoreMarie|
|Type:||Fan Fiction Archive|
|Fandom:||Lord of the Rings, Lotrips|
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The Library of Moria, or LoM, was founded shortly after the release of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Unlike other Lord of the Rings archives at the time, its focus was movie-based slash fanfiction organized by pairing. After the release of all three movies, the archive began accepting RPS. It currently accepts all Tolkien-based slash, gen, and RPS fanfiction.
For several years the archive was maintained solely by CommodoreMarie, but it was turned over in 2005 when her college course-work became too time intensive. It was taken over by a volunteer collective from the LoM Forum who has maintained it, with some minor membership fluctuation, since. It has also been migrated over to an automated archive script. The non-automated archive was last updated on March 23, 2008.
The site went offline in January 2014 after the domain expired; the archivists announced that they were committed to restoring the archive, possibly at a new .net domain. They raised $297 in donations and were able to resecure the domain along with enough funds to operate for the next year and a half.
As of August 2014, the site has been reported as being active.
- libraryofmoria: A little clarification, and lots more confusion - about the archive. (accessed 25 January 2014); WebCite.
- libraryofmoria: Keeping you all up to date. (accessed 25 January 2014) (offline as of August 2014).
- A thanks to all you who donated dated Febuary 6th, 2014; WebCite.