32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Douglas Armato

University of Minnesota Press
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Douglas Armato is Director of the University of Minnesota Press, where he also acquires titles in digital media and social theory. In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, he developed the Mellon Foundation-funded Quadrant initiative, which seeks to redefine how faculty and presses collaborate in developing publishing programs. Prior to coming to Minnesota in 1998, he was Associate Director and Book Division Manager at The Johns Hopkins University Press and over a thirty year career in scholarly publishing also worked at Columbia University Press, Basic Books, Louisiana State University Press, and the University of Georgia Press. He is a past-President of the Association of American University Presses and also served two terms on that group's Board of Directors. He has regularly spoken on issues of scholarly communication and digital publishing.