How to Become a Member of SAMP

Membership in SAMP is open to any institution or nonprofit organization maintaining a library and whose interests coincide with the project.

Members receive discounted prices on purchasing microform material filmed by the project and within copyright limitations. Members also participate in the programmatic direction and governance of the project by proposing and voting on materials to acquire or film under the project.

Membership is assessed on an annual basis (beginning in July). Large research institutions are assessed an annual membership fee of $750. A category of membership for smaller institutions (similar in size to Carnegie Classifications S2, VS2, S4, and VS4) is available for $375 annually.  These member institutions are entitled to borrow, via Interlibrary Loan or by fax or electronic document delivery, all SAMP-funded material in accordance with CRL’s lending policies. These materials are available through the Center for Research Libraries’ online catalog, and in OCLC.

South Asian institutions may join SAMP for $75 annually.  These member institutions may access SAMP digital assets that are already available and free of copyright restrictions.

See the SAMP prospectus for more details.

To join SAMP, please complete and return the Membership Request Form.

For more information, please contact Marie Waltz.



Featured: Unique Urdu and Hindi Collection

Prof. Robert Phillips, lecturer for the Program in South Asian Studies at Princeton University, teaches courses in Hindi-Urdu and South Asian Studies, and has used both South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) and CRL resources to support different research, writing, and teaching projects.

Accessing Āmukha in SAMP’s holdings offered an opportunity to incorporate the crucial - but often less-collected - genre of the little magazine into his research on Hindi modernism and a subsequent conference presentation.