Dutch programmer Jacques Mattheij initially began building it in 2007. After the death of Aaron Swartz, Mattheij decided to finish and launch the academic paper sharing site.
The Paper Bay allows those in search of specific academic papers to request them by name. If you possess this paper, you may upload it and the service will email it to the interested party. You may also upload a paper in your possession, yours or another’s, to “store” it in advance of any specific request.
Source: The Daily Dot