Institutional repositories: essential infrastructure for scholarship in the digital age. The development of institutional repositories emerged as a new strategy that allows universities to apply serious, systematic leverage to accelerate changes taking place in scholarship and scholarly communication.
Clifford A. Lynch,
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 226 (February 2003)
In order to ensure the quality of research conducted with funds of the state budget, the transparency of the use of funds of the state budget, to enhance the scientific progress, the results of all research works carried out in state higher education and research institutions must be communicated to the public (in the Internet or in any other way), to the extent this kind of communication is in compliance with the legal acts regulating the protection of intellectual property, commercial or state and official secrets.
The Law on Science and Studies of Republic Lithuania
Article 45. Communication of research activities to the public