As we get closer to our 11th birthday (on November 3rd) we’re pleased to announce that our new digital archive is online. We’ve been working on this for the past two years, and while there are a few kinks to work out, it’s mostly ready-for-prime-time. Because it’s been such a huge undertaking we’ve moved it it it’s own server at archive.qzap.org.
The number of changes is huge, but most importantly (to us, at least) is the way that Archive deals with metadata. For each zine you’ll now be able to click on the elements like place, creator, or keywords to explore other zines in the collection.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll finish migrating the last of the zines (we’ve gotten 80% of them moved and updated) and start adding new ones.
We’ll be keeping this site running as a blog and calendar, etc. and hopefully updating it with much more frequency.
With many hugs and more queer zines,