SAASC Presents Digital Archives Save Lives: Preserving Documents for Public Health with the UCSF Industry Documents Library

Student Group

SAASC is excited to host Rachel Taketa on Thursday, December 7 from 5:00-6:00 pm (PST) for a presentation of the UCSF Industry Documents Library ( with a focus on the newer Opioid Industry Documents Archive. As the Processing and Reference Archivist, Rachel will share about acquiring documents from different sources and some of the successes and challenges of making millions of documents publicly accessible online. Rachel is an alumni of SJSU and has been with the UCSF Industry Documents Library for 18 years.

Originally established in 2002 to house the millions of documents publicly disclosed in litigation against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, the Industry Documents Library has expanded to include documents from the drug, chemical, food, and fossil fuel industries to preserve open access to this information and to support research on the commercial determinants of public health.

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Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Please register using the following link: