Why does the eGranary copy Web resources?

Can't those at the universities you work with just use our Web site instead?

Many of the universities we work with have NO Internet connectivity. Those that have connectivity typically have 128K or less of Internet bandwidth. That's about the speed of two phone modems being shared by dozens or hundreds of people. At some universities, staff and students have to pay for every minute they are on the Internet to cover the costs of the satellite service. Either way, surfing is too slow and/or too expensive for scholars to spend a significant amount of time on the Internet. By placing relevant materials on a server within their campuses, we provide their campus community access to hundreds of thousands of documents at blazing speeds with absolutely no bandwidth cost.