About Doug Boyd

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Doug Boyd Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries who regularly writes, lectures, and consults on oral history and digital technologies, archives, and digital preservation.   Boyd managed the Oral History in the Digital Age collaborative initiative publishing current best practices and models for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories.  Additionally, Boyd leads the team that envisioned, designed and implemented the open source OHMS system that synchronizes text with audio and video online, and he is currently completing the design and implementation on an open source, online oral history collection management database system.

Boyd is the author the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives, and Digital Technology and is the author of numerous articles pertaining to oral history, archives and digital technologies.  He is the co-editor (with Mary A. Larson) of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014, and he is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community which was published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.   Boyd serves as the co-general editor for the Kentucky Remembered series for the University Press of Kentucky.

In addition to writing, Boyd co-hosts the Saving Stories radio program and podcast on Lexington’s NPR station WUKY and he recently served as Executive Producer on the documentaries Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business and Quest for the Perfect Bourbon.  

Previously, Doug Boyd managed the Digital Program 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.   Boyd was elected in 2008 to the Oral History Steering Committee for the Society of American Archivists and to the Executive Council of the Oral History Associati on in 2010.  Doug Boyd received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Folklore from Indiana Universityand his B.A. degree in History from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.