The State University of New York (SUNY) system has created this digital repository (known as "DSpace") to facilitate access to the digital collections created by various schools in its system. First-time visitors may want to sign up to receive email updates and create their own personalized profiles where they can save items of note for future reference. On the homepage, visitors can peruse the "Communities in DSpace" area to look over the offerings from institutions like the Fashion Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and SUNY College at Oswego. Visitors may wish to look through the Fashion Institute of Technology's collection, as they will find excellent examples of student work from a variety of fashion-related fields. Moving on, the left-hand side of the homepage contains a series of links that gives users the opportunity to browse by author, title, subject, or issue date.