An Institutional Repository (IR) is an online source for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the intellectual output of an institution. Utah State University's IR is called the Digital Commons. It is coordinated by the Merrill-Cazier Library and works to provide open access to scholarly works, research, reports, publications, and courses produced by Utah State University faculty, staff, students, and others. It also provides online journal and conference hosting as well as access to personal web pages (called Selected Works pages). To see other open access repositories check the Directory of Open Access Repositories: http://opendoar.org.