Dr. Doug Boyd
Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.
Doug Boyd PhD. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Boyd managed the IMLS grant project Oral History in the Digital Age, establishing current best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories. He led the team that envisioned, designed and implemented the open source OHMS system (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), which connects textual searches to correlating moments in the audio or video files online. Previously, he established and administered Digital Programs for the University of Alabama Libraries, served as the Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and prior to that worked as the Senior Archivist for the oral history collection at the Kentucky Historical Society. Doug Boyd received his PhD. and M.A. degrees in Folklore from Indiana University and his B.A. degree in History from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. His recent publications include Achieving the Promise of Oral History in a Digital Age, and a chapter in The Oxford Handbook to Oral History (2011), and he is the author of the award-winning book Craw fish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community (2011).