2021 Fundraising Campaign
Giving Tuesday, November 30
Help us reach our goal of $10,000!
SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) continues to build a digital archive of important books and reports in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug field. in partnership with the Internet Archive. This collection of over 5,700 items and growing is available FREE to anyone in the world to e-borrow, read online. and, in some cases, download depending on copyright status. Our SALIS vision is:
Universal Access to all Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug knowledge.
Access The SALIS Collection!
Learn more about our SALIS Collection and the SALIS Digitization Project
Why we need your support.
Preservation of knowledge in this field is more important than ever with the loss or downsizing of drug and alcohol libraries, collections and databases. SALIS members are working to build and grow the SALIS Collection to preserve and make available this information, both current and and published over the centuries, to all researchers, clinicians, students, friends / families and individuals seeking to learn.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for information about alcohol, drugs and addiction as opioid overdoses and alcohol use have increased, and mental health issues have been exacerbated. As many specialized libraries have been closed and public and academic libraries have experienced prolonged service cuts which could continue or recur, people have lost access to this information.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Legal Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz
If you haven’t yet made use of SALIS’s online library of alcohol & drugs sources, then you may have a real treat in store. It’s here: https://archive.org/details/salis/.
Whether or not (as I do) you happen to live in a small North Idaho hamlet, SALIS’s online collection is a alcohol & drug researcher’s godsend.
Say, for instance, I can’t find my copy of Pittman and Snyder’s classic 1962 volume, Society, Culture, and Drinking Patterns, on my shelves. I just type in “Pittman and Snyder” at this website’s search field and up it pops. The same goes the Alcohol Research Group’s invaluable conference report, Alcohol and Disinhibition (1983); or Plaut’s Cooperative Commission report (1967), or, for that matter, Ernest Hurst Cherrington’s America and the World’s Liquor Problem (1922). Same goes for book after book in our field. One’s requested selection appears onscreen in the Internet Archive’s page-turning format. The SALIS online library’s interface also allows for searches using a number of different approaches. And the service is free.
For my part, I think SALIS’s online library project represents a terrific and still-evolving resource for our research community—one that well deserves a helping hand from us.
--William White, Author, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America
--Robin Room, Distinguished Professor, La Trobe Univ.; Professor, Centre for Social Research in Alcohol & Drugs, Stockholm Univ.
How you can help.
- Support our 2021 SALIS Collection Fundraiser! Your donation will help us reach our goal to add 5,000 items in 2022. It costs $35 to digitize one book. Every book counts! Every donation counts!
- Use the SALIS Collection. It is there for You.
- Spread the word about our growing collection.
You will receive an official receipt from SALIS within a week of making a donation. SALIS is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) as a non-profit corporation.