"TAPAS is the TEI Archive, Publishing, and Access Service, which provides small projects and individual scholars a low-cost hosted framework for publishing and archiving TEI data". The mission of the TAPAS project is to provide a repository of publishing and archiving services to those who "lack the institutional resources" to "store, share, and publish" their TEI data. TAPAS is a collaborative project led by Julia Flanders and Scott Hamlin that involves many institutions and people working together to develop, test, and provide the TAPAS tools. Not only does TAPAS provide "a repository of encoded texts" but is also facilitates "a community of TEI practitioners" would can review each other's work, collaborate, and network around the world.