“Typically, scientists have stacks of papers, protocols, and notes in their offices that they pass around as PDFs. Labmeeting is designed first and foremost as a document management site that allows scientists and students to easily upload all of those PDFs, organize them, search them, and share them. Scientists can create groups, and invite other members of their labs to create a common repository of papers that can be accessed from anywhere…Scientists can recommend papers to colleagues, mark them up, create collections, and follow what other scientists are collecting. Each scientist gets a profile page.” –TechCrunch.com
LabMeeting assumes that scientists take the time to upload their own research. Our institutional repository provides virtually the same technology features with the added service of locating, requesting copyright and uploading content on behalf of our scholars because we’ve found that scholars just don’t have the time or incentive to self-submit their content.