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Innovations in research dissemination have emerged over the last decade in the movement toward on-line digital materials and distribution by increasingly environmentally-friendly processes. The access to scholarship has often been limited to major research organizations capable of funding subscriptions, the costs of which have escalated to prohibitive values. Demonstrated herein is a model for world-wide open access to the latest contributions to the foundations of our discipline. The development of a systemic process to cross boundaries so that overall progress can result through the integration of research and industry practice at the individual level is provided. The foundational relationships and targeted outcomes are represented in an open conceptual design construct with intent to disseminate and transfer new knowledge resulting from research worldwide. The Open Access model is applied and represented in this paper.