eScholarship's mission is to facilitate and support scholar-led innovations in scholarly communication, providing access tools for alternative publishing mechanisms. Sponsored by the California Digital Library, this service provides free access to more than 10,000 fully accessible papers, directly published online by research units, centers and departments spread in the 10 University of California campuses. The repository provides persistent access and makes the content easily discoverable thanks to a suite of electronic publishing tools created and managed by the Berkeley Electronic Press. The site offers free access and search options to any user, with large amount of content material available to the public for downloading (in different formats), and an effective system of self-publishing restricted to University-related entitites. The eScholarship infrastructure also enables the rapid and low-cost creation, management, and dissemination of journals, peer-reviewed series, working papers, discussion papers series, and other electronic forms of scholarship by UC researchers.