The reason we saved thousands of science offprints from an uncertain fate are embodied in Stephen Hawking's recent statement

Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding," Stephen hawking.  While we are forced by commerce to offer these documents for sale it's our hope they will end up in institutional collections to be saved and shared.  The alternative for the tens of thousands of articles we have would have been the landfill.   No one else seemed willing to take on this monumental project.


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