ORBi allows an expanded development and distribution of research on a global scale and a strengthening of the Institution’s prestige and of the influence of its researchers:
a growing impact factor for publications that are freely available on the Internet.
Thus Steve Lawrence, for example, demonstrated in 2001, in a widely cited study, that online articles in the field of computer science have the advantage of being mentioned 336% more often than off-line items.
As an integrated and centralized management tool, ORBi furthermore guarantees the long term preservation of the Institution's research output:
All these advantages require only a minimal effort on the part of authors.
ORBi was effectively conceived by intending to offer a powerful repository process, easy and quick, enhanced with automatic help tools and import and export possibilities. The depositor benefits, among other things, from legal support in terms of copyrights and repositories in Open Access.
Finally, ORBi, is also a means of actively participating in a fully expanding international movement which aims at enabling researchers to regain control of the distribution of their scientific production.