University of Rhode Island joins LUP’s Opening the Future programme

Posted by Alice Burns on Nov. 8, 2021 at 1142

The University Libraries at University of Rhode Island (URI) are the latest to subscribe to Liverpool University Press’s OA monograph funding programme.

With history dating back to 1888, the URI has nearly 18,000 students representing 48 states and 76 countries. The library has chosen to subscribe to a package containing two monograph series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, and Liverpool Latin American Studies. In total they will get multi-user electronic access to 36 titles. 

Books in the package include award-winning titles and widely adopted texts, such as Business History in Latin America and Shining Path: Guerilla War in Peru’s Northern Highlands. After three years of membership, the URI will retain perpetual access to all the eBooks in the package.

“We are thrilled to have the University of Rhode Island as a new member of Opening the Future,” said LUP’s CEO Anthony Cond. “They are our first North American member and we are grateful to them for joining, and to LYRASIS for making the sign up process so simple”. 

If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection of eBooks by becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme and benefits here: https://lup.openingthefuture.net/