Powerfully Simple Tools to
Deliver Articles and Fill Repositories

Libraries have led the charge to open up access to the scholarly literature. We help turn that leadership into leverage to reduce costs, to save staff time, to improve library services, and to open up even more content.

To do that we've built, in partnership with librarians, a suite of powerfully simple tools that help deliver articles without subscriptions and make more articles open by filling your repository. The tools are free, easy to use, quick to set up, open-source, community-controlled and designed to catalyse Open.

Supported by leaders at:

"We provide leadership support as an investment in community-owned infrastructure that improves our services, helps reduce dependency on subscriptions, and advances equitable access to information."

Tina Baich
Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Content Strategies

"The OAB team is developing essential tools and support to advance open for a more equitable and sustainable system of scholarly publishing. We are proud to support them."

Camille Thomas
Scholarly Communication Librarian

"We're excited to finally build everything we've learned from mediated deposit into a simple tool, not a dozen workarounds, that enables every library to make self-archiving not just the right thing, but the easy thing, for every author"

Leila Sterman
Scholarly Communication Librarian & Assistant Professor

"InstantILL is key to UAL in helping our users discover Open Access material. Supporting this development at the leadership level demonstrates our strategic commitment to Open Access."

CJ de Jong
Access Services Coordinator, Librarian


InstantILL instantly delivers papers your patrons need from your holdings, Open Access and simplifies your ILL process to save you and your patrons money and time. It’s free, open source, community owned and easily set up in minutes.

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Sharing should be simple. With shareyourpaper.org, we'll make sure that deposit into any repository is just that. For libraries, shareyourpaper.org helps you fill your repository by offering the simplest possible deposit workflow for authors, saves you time, and requires no migrations or upgrades to your current repository.

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We’re not going to paywall our tools.
So we need your leadership.

You’ve seen our tools, now here’s the strategy. Build tools that reducing reliance on subscriptions so libraries have the leverage to negotiate better prices and fairer terms with publishers and can create a more equitable and open world.

We help to reduce reliance on subscriptions by helping libraries deliver articles without subscriptions and making more articles open by filling your repository.

To continue our cutting edge work, we need your support. Please join others who've given their's.

Leadership Benefits

Local Benefits for You & Your Patrons

  • Extra features: on InstantILL and Shareyourpaper.org that benefit your library
  • Priority support: <18 hour response time 24/7.
  • Priority training & set up: If you need a hand, we're here!
  • Priority input: Guide the direction of our tools.
  • Early access: You’ll get new tools, and news, first.
  • Recognition of your leadership: Thanks on our site, and interviews on your thoughts.

Equitable Infrastructure For All

  • Enables innovation towards lower costs and better services, including for your library.
  • Supports non-APC driven Open Access lowers the cost of providing first class access.
  • Supports people who can’t pay to use our tools.
  • Supports competition with for-profit alternatives, and lower reliance on subscription content.
  • Supports maintenance
  • Supports open, transparent, community-owned, privacy-centric, values-aligned infrastructure.
  • Supports social infrastructure like OpenCon and SPARC.

Leadership Investment

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