In the 'seventies, UFVA had a pre-print copy service that we called Film Resea rch in Progress. It was moderately successful for being largely internal with publicity limited to the newsletter. The idea was that people could send mat erial such as drafts and conference papers to be held in a central file and ava ilable to anyone willing to pay a nickel a page. The whole thing atrophied due to clerical requirements and increasing postage c harges. An electronic version seems to solve some of the problems. Key to the project was that the material was <not> reviewed. You just put yourself out t here just as at a conference presentation. An electronic version would seem to solve some of the economic and clerical pro blems; it's everyone for themselves, posting draft work for comment.