In January 2002 the ETH Library launched the new electronic publication platform ETH E-Collection. This publication channel gives scientists the ideal opportunity to make their publications available easily on the Internet. This collection was designed to bring together documents published outside traditional publishing houses, i.e. grey literature such as research reports, lecture notes, educational materials or newsletters. With more then 2000 documents within the collection (end of July 2002), the pilot phase is over and the new platform is already well known and very much appreciated within the scientific and learning community at the ETH. For the realisation of this document server the departments collection development and IT joined forces to collect documents, create metadata and find the suitable technical implementation. The whole realisation, including technical implementation, was done entirely by the ETH Library. Outside assistance was only required for the web design.