Library of Moria
|Name:||The Library of Moria|
|Date(s):||January 1, 2002 - present|
|Archivist:||Talullah, Azzy, Half Elf Lost, 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 and is now removed from the site, as all the older works were transferred to the automated archive.
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 February 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).
- A thanks to all you who donated dated Febuary 6th, 2014; WebCite.