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What Was a University Press?

What follows here is the full text of University of Minnesota Press director Douglas Armato's presentation at the 2012 Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition.





I. History

II. Eden

III. The Monograph

IV. Creative Destruction

V. Evolution


I’m going to take this occasion of the Association of American University Presses’ 75th anniversary and of the 36th University Press Week to speak a little more personally than I usually would about our joint enterprise of university press publishing -- its past, present, and potential futures.