The University of Massachusetts, Amherst renews their Opening the Future membership at CEU Press

Posted by Kira Hopkins on June 28, 2024 at 1016

CEU Press are pleased to announce that the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has renewed their initial three year membership of their Opening the Future programme.

The library at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has continued to boost their local collection by subscribing to the Editor’s Choice and East Meets West packages, on top of their original subscription to the History and Political Science packages.

This means that staff and students now have unlimited and concurrent access to dozens of different eBooks on several aspects of Central and Eastern European history and socio-political, economic, and cultural changes, as well as many other topics.

The library now also has perpetual access to the books from their initial subscription. 

As with all Opening the Future members, University of Massachusetts, Amherst has enhanced their eBook collection with titles relevant to the university’s research and teaching needs - and at the same time their membership fees are funding new frontlist titles in OA format so that everyone, including their users, will benefit from the global open collection it contributes to. We are very grateful for their ongoing support. 

Through the generous support of member libraries like them all over the world, CEU Press has already been able to publish many new OA books (with more funded and planned) which are freely available for download from Project MUSE, OAPEN, JSTOR and other open platforms. You can read about, and access, all the OA books on the progress page:

If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection by becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme, and sign up in just a few clicks at or sign up directly via Lyrasis or Jisc through your normal invoicing workflow.