Individual researchers decide whether or not to include their work in DigitalCommons, and their decision depends in part on the copyright policies of the journal. Disciplines and publishers vary greatly in their attitudes towards open access, and some researchers are more active in making their work available this way. Beginning in 2008, all USU theses and dissertations were required to be digitally deposited in DigitalCommons. Many pre-2008 papers are also available, and if not, patrons can request that a particular item be digitized and made available.
For additional questions, contact Becky Thoms, the head of the unit responsible for Digital Commons. 435-797-0816, email@example.com.