Doug Boyd Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, and is a recent president of the Oral History Association. Boyd manages 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 at the University of Kentucky that envisioned, designed and implemented the open source and free OHMS system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. In 2019 Boyd received a Fulbright Scholars Research Grant to collaborate with the National Library of Australia on innovative access to online oral history . Recently, Boyd created the open source digital transfer tool Exactly for safely transferring born-digital archival material to an archive.
Boyd 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. He authors 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.
In addition to writing, Boyd co-hosts and co-produces The Wisdom Project podcast 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. Doug Boyd received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Folklore from Indiana University and his B.A. degree in History from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.