Archive of Our Own data scraper

Archive of Our Own data scraper - extract data about books

Archive of Our Own data scraper is an application for automatic data extraction from Archive of Our Own. You can use it to scrape almost any data from Archive of Our Own, and save it to an XLSX file. Shortly – It’s the same as if you copied the information with mouse, only automatically.

The Archive of Our Own is a non-commercial, user-replenished repository of fan art. It was created in 2008, and since then it has gained a huge audience and huge popularity. The Archive of Our Own has become a haven for many amateur writers. At the moment it is one of the most popular sites devoted to literature.

Why scrape data from Archive of Our Own?

Most often our clients have their own sites dedicated to books. They need to take a ready-made database of tens of thousands of books and add it to their site. You can also analyze the popularity of books or genres. Accordingly, our application is used both in marketing and analysis.

So, at the bottom line. The main goal of Archive of Our Own data scraping is to attract an audience to your project. Secondly, to gather a database for active sales, or to analyze the data for some scientific purpose. In any case, data scraping helps you make good money in a short period of time.

Is scraping Archive of Our Own legal?

It is absolutely legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, ratings, or reviews. So yes, scraping any publicly available data from Archive of Our Own is legal. But wait, it’s not that simple.

In fact – from a legal standpoint, scraping restrictions may arise in the extraction of personal data. Be careful when extracting information such as username, phone number, address, e-mail, and the like.

Archive of Our Own data scraper is an automatic program that emulates user behavior. in summary, It is just as legitimate as if you were manually copying information line by line.

What data can I pull from the Archive of Our Own pages?

Obviously, we have a simple answer. You can scrape almost any kind of data from Archive of Our Own. Literally, anything you want. Just click on the items on the page, and start the scraper. As an example, here’s a list of fields we extract from Archive of Our Own:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Rating
  • Author
  • Images
  • Price
  • Price
  • Edition
  • language
  • Dimensions
  • Format
  • Comments

Also, please note. This is only a sample list of fields. You can add or remove any fields for scraping. And yes, it’s very easy to do. All you have to do – is click on items on the page.

How do I start with Data Excavator?

Basically, to use Archive of Our Own scraper you need to download our main application – Data Excavator. This can be done in the download section (clickable).

Firstly, install the Data Excavator app. Note that the application runs in a Windows environment. You need the .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Can be downloaded here) and VC++ Redistributable 2019 (Can be downloaded here) packages installed for scraper to work correctly.

So, you have downloaded and installed the application. Now you need a demo key for a month of free work. You can get it inside the app, or go to the section to get the demo key (clickable). Fill in the Email field and your name. Then, we will send you the key to your email.

Finally, launch the application. Click the “New Project” in the main menu. Enter the link to any Archive of Our Own page. Then, select the items you want to extract. Just move the mouse over the page and click on the items. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Start creating new project by clicking on New project button
Use wizard to create new project
Launch WEBSITE data scraper

So now you have an idea of how to use the Archive of Our Own data scraper. As you can see, it is not very hard. Despite the fact that scraping seems complicated – it is not always so. And our application demonstrates it perfectly. It’s as easy as clicking on a page and pressing a few buttons. We hope you enjoy the experience.

What else?

In fact, you can scrape any amount of data from the Archive of Our Own website. It will be fast, inexpensive, and most importantly, legal. Just use our app, and follow the instructions.

In case you have any difficulties. Just contact us! At the very least, we’ll have a great conversation. At the most, we will solve your problems. Moreover, we can get great emotions from working together! So, you can contact our support team through feedback (clickable).

And finally, a selection of quick links. Have fun scraping!

Archive of Our Own data scraper

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