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Charlie Macquarie
Charlie Macquarie
Charlie is the Digital Archivist for Archives and Special Collections. Contact Charlie with questions about UCSF's digital archives, digital humanities and health sciences, and web and social-media archiving.

UCSF to House COVID Tracking Project, a National Database Donated by The Atlantic

The COVID Tracking Project, a crowdsourced digital archive documenting the face of the pandemic in the United States, will become part of the permanent library collection of UCSF and will be accessible to researchers and the public.

The project was launched by The Atlantic to address the lack of reliable information about the pandemic, was volunteer-driven and published data on COVID-19 testing, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. The information gathered was cited by major journals and many news stories and used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the federal Food and Drug Administration.

This project provides impetus for developing tools and new approaches for archiving collections, comprising diverse formats from instant messages to source code to emails as well as data sets.

Polina Ilieva, UCSF Archives and Special Collections

This archive joins other publicly-accessible UCSF archives on the community HIV/AIDS epidemic responsetobacco industry, the opioid industry, and the food industry.

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