The White House directive on public access to federally funded research and data has generated unprecedented interest in building a system of cross-institutional digital repositories. Provosts and presidents recognizing the importance of participating in something like a SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) are turning to their library directors for answers. This session will present, the Digital Commons Network, as possible model of federated yet independent repositories. We will show that already, with only 280 universities and colleges participating, a cross-institutional repository is achievable and to good effect. Come explore how this networked approach might be generalized to incorporate a range of repository platforms to create a National Cross Digital Repository.