- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
As well as this material collected by DrugScope, the collection includes material produced by them and their new predecessor bodies (ISDD and SCODA) including archival material which documents the operations of these organisations, as well as their own publications.
The material has been arranged geographically, primarily, then by the organisation or author who produced it. Beyond this, there are also sections organised by either format or theme. This arrangement is in no way intended to bias or draw links between material contained within the collection, it is simply pragmatic and intended to provide easy access to the material. The order of the geographical sections is based primarily on the volume of material
Serials (newsletters, magazines, journals etc.) will be made available within our core library collections and can be found here.
Below are the main sections:
A - DrugScope Archive: Archival and published material produced by DrugScope, ISDD (Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence) and SCODA (Standing Conference on Drug Abuse)
B - UK: Published material produced within the UK, including independent organisations, local authorities and services, and government
C - USA: Published material produced within the USA, including independent organisations, and state and national governments
D - Canada: Published material produced within Canada
E - Australia & New Zealand: Published material produced within Australia & New Zealand
F - Europe: Published material produced within Europe
G - Asia: Published material produced within Asia
H - Africa: Published material produced within Africa
J - South & Central America: Published material produced within South & Central America
K - International Bodies: Material produced by the European Union, United Nations, the World Health Organisation and others
L - Conferences: Material relating to specific international conferences
M - Bibliographies & Directrories: Various lists of books and services pertaining to drug culture, research, policy and information
Before this, the DrugScope Library was the largest English language collection on this theme in the world. It served a wide range of occupations and disciplines including academic researchers, students and those involved in treatment, education, housing, criminal justice and healthcare services, as well as the general public. The library was internationally renowned as a unique and highly valued concentration of resources on all aspects of drugs, covering many disciplines and including underground and alternative materials not widely collected by academic libraries.