Here’s an interesting site that Carlo pointed me towards. It’s an online eBook publishing platform called scribd and is targeted towards online users who want to publish, share and exchange their work, whether it be e-books, documents, presentations, photo albums or anything else that can be represented in document format.
As with all things published, there’s quite a bit of emphasis on copyright but scribd encourage people to publish under a Creative Commons license giving other people limited rights to share and publish your work. Essentially they act as one bit document repository providing index and searching facilities against all the documents they hold.
It’s an interesting idea. Might play with it more when I get the time.