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Why did WFRN build an archive or repository for work and family research?
The former Sloan Work and Family Research Network, WFRN’s predecessor, had been generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 14 years. When that funding concluded, the WFRN was created to sustain the impact on the work and family community and continue the legacy established by the Foundation.
Open access technology has enabled the WFRN to transform to an innovative website with similar benefits at significantly lower cost—a natural evolution of the former Sloan Network model with staff-produced content to a decentralized, user-based model of resource generation and dissemination.