Doug Boyd Ph.D., Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Doug Boyd Ph.D. directs the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recognized leader regarding oral history, archives, and digital technologies. Boyd currently leads the team that envisioned, designed, and is implementing the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. He recently managed the Oral History in the Digital Age, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project established current best practices for collecting, curating, and disseminating oral histories. He holds a PhD in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University and previously served as the manger of the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and Senior Archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at the Kentucky Historical Society. He authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives and Digital Technologies, is the co-editor of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014, and Boyd is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky
Kopana Terry, Oral History Archivist, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Kopana Terry is Oral History Archivist and Library Manager at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral
History, University of Kentucky Libraries. She earned her BA (Photography) and MLIS at the University of Kentucky. Active in the UK Libraries’ preservation, reformatting, and digital programs since 2001, Kopana managed the NEH funded National Digital Newspaper Programfor Kentucky from 2007-2013, and created meta|morphosis: film-to-digital video lecture series. Sh was instrumental in the the Nunn Center’s early digitization efforts and in 2007 co-authored “Large Scale Digitization of Oral History: A Case Study”. Beyond her preservation, newspaper, grant, and audio-visual expertise are lives as photographer, producer, writer, artist, and musician.