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The Project

Background Motivation

There are very simple principled reasons and ideas behind the ends and tasks of this projects that lay the ground for it. A part of them lies in the project description, and another is realised in the project itself. Probably there is an entirely different part of it that is self-implied: yet all these ideas (do not mess with needs) are related with intensive increase or effacement of possibilities for studying or a mere knowing the problems (be it for healthy or ill-minded interests) of LGBTIQs on a global scale. Knowing these subject matters often happens by way of having your head stuffed between the book pages or in the library registries. So in order to go to, say, a library one might at least be aware if ultimately there is a literature in one's own language that exists for the subject matter of interest. When such literature exists, it ought to be supported, reflected, without being judged and valued.

The general idea that moves this project is its being a registration apparatus, one that does not judge and/or value the literatures that deal with LGBTIQs. These literatures might be pro or contra, sometimes even neutral (rarely so). This project, however, whatever neutrality its registration character represents, is itself not ideally neutral: this would in factual fact render it useless. Yet on the other hand for such a project it is maybe precisely some neutrality that is of interest, neutrality, which the registration mechanism dryly provides. There is a context for it: both because of existence and non-existence of a specific literature. This context simply has not been recognized in order to be organized and registered. This project is both reason of and cause of the thorough hitherto context of un/clearly declared literary and socio-political positions on issues of different sexualities.

Q-Files expresses, affirms and elaborates this context.

Long-Term Project Objectives

The long-term objective the bibliographical project Q-Files is to create a bibliographical system, where in a multitude of languages in the form of bibliographical lists publication references are gathered in a given language only, ones that are related to the life experience and the studies in LGBTIQs. The website/the project itself DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PUBLICATIONS cited in the bibliographies. By way of its publishing in the internet and providing the opportunity to contribute to it with publication references you have found and who are not included in the present list(s) these could be repeatedly expanded in volume and thus become a much more useful system for many people interested in LGBTIQ subject matters.

To contribute to raising awareness of as wider as possible a range of people who are (or are not at all) in/directly related with the study of LGBTIQs, their subject matters, interests, problems.

To be developed as a singular locale of bibliographical referring for LGBTIQ literatures in various languages and to thus inform of and enrich the respective linguistic (non)academic cultures by way of referring (to) thematic publications that are already existing in the given language.

Short- & Middle-Term Project Objectives
The creation of an independent, free, voluntary international online system for bibliographical referring of publications related to the problematic of LGBTIQ people, in one single website (where the Q-Files Website=the Q-Files Project).

Whilst maximally easing the systematization of already available resources n a given language according to the bibliographical standard chosen by way of systematizing the publications IN A GIVEN LANGUAGE ONLY (from, say, Turkish authors and/or translated publications in the respective language).

Thus to show the inconsistency of the often used argument that there are not enough LGBTIQ resources existing; in contrast with expectations and the general implication, there is already a sufficient volume of existing resources related to both the problematic and the study of LGBTIQ people - the Bulgarian version of Q-Files, though an incomplete bibliographical list, already proves that.

So that researchers, readers, or simply occasional users to be motivated to read, study, support, disperse studies in and for LGBTIQ people and problems, by way of contributing to and involving themselves in the bibliographical system this project provides and which system in actual fact represents the website / the project Q-Files itself.

Means to the ends

Studying existent bibliographical standards / choosing and rectifying the bibliographical standard in use in two directions: academic referring and user-friendly referring.

Applying the bibliographical standard chosen, and its programming, in a bibliographical system in view of its maximized intelligibility, functionality, and project development.

Registration and creation of the website (i.e., the basis of the project)

Design creation.

Reference gathering (initial bibliographical list) and its publication.

The Q-Files Bibliographical Standard in Use:

The Q-Files Bibliographical Standard is a combination of (the study of) the following bibliographical standards:

For type editions:

The standard introduced by the Bulgarian Journal Sociological Problems - (http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/publicationdetails.aspx?publicationid=2502790e-b506-4a0f-a77f-a16e517225fc; http://www.sociology-bg.org/display.php?page=publication) based on alphabetical-chronological principle which has been slightly differed from the common standards.

The National Bibliographical Agency standard (BSS 17377-96 Bibliographical Citing - http://liternet.bg/publish9/atotomanova/citiraneto.htm, http://liternet.bg/publish9/eangelova/otgovori.htm) of National Library "St. St. Kiril & Metodiy". This standard is accorded to and regularly updated according to the international ISBN/ISSN standards.

For electronic editions:

(ISBD (ER): International Standard Bibliographic Description for Electronic Resources -http://www.lib.bg/standarti.html). This is the internationally recognized standard.

The MLA Convention (Modern Language Association of America - http://www.mla.org) for citing internet publications (far-access publications).