In a research environment, dissemination of new knowledge is an imperative. Science itself is advanced by increased access to scholarly work. However, under the current model of research dissemination, publications can only be seen by the few people who subscribe to the journal. This limits the impact of research and its ability to influence subsequent work. Creation of a central online location to manage, preserve and maintain intellectual and historical output of an institution addresses dissemination, long-term preservation and thus sustainability of institutional knowledge.
July 31, 2008.