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dab-photoDoug Boyd, University of Kentucky

Doug Boyd serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recognized national leader regarding oral history, archives and digitaltechnologies.  Most recently, Boyd led the team that envisioned, designed and implemented the open source OHMS system thatsynchronizes 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 called SPOKEdb.  His recent publications include the book Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement co-edited with Mary Larson, and his award-winning book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community was published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky. He managed the IMLS grant project Oral History in the Digital Age establishing current best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories.  The grant is directed by MATRIX at Michigan State University and partners the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Oral History Association, and the American Folklore Society.  Previously, Doug Boyd 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.

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