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Doug Boyd Ph.D.

Director
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Building
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Phone:(859) 257-9672
Email: Doug.Boyd@uky.edu

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. 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. 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 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, and is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.


Kopana TerryKopana Terry
Oral History Archivist
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Margaret I. King Building
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Phone:(859) 218-1423
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: kopana.terry@uky.edu

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. She 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. 


Reinette JonesReinette Jones

Oral History Librarian
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Building
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Phone: (859) 257-6042
fax: (859) 257-6311
Email:
rjones@uky.edu

Reinette Jones joined the Nunn Center in August 2010.  She has been with the University of Kentucky Libraries for several years, and is a graduate of the UK College of Communication and the School of Library and Information Science.  She is the co-creator and co-manager of the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, and the author of Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky. She is currently overseeing the Paris-Bourbon County African American Oral History Project, a collaboration with the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library.

 


Judy Sackett


Oral History Librarian
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentuck
Lexington, KY  40506-0039
Phone:  (859) 218-1213
Email:  jsackett@uky.edu

Judy Sackett joined the Nunn Center in January 2014, continuing her lengthy career with UK Libraries.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C.L.A. and her MLS from the University of Denver.  At UK her work assignments have involved newspapers and microforms, preservation, reference, building planning and management, and human resources.   In the Nunn Center her responsibilities include managing reference, work flow, documentation, and communications; her library service currently is focused on diversity and inclusivity programs. 


Jeff Suchanek

Oral History Interviewer
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0039
Phone: (859) 218-1681
Email:jsuch1@uky.edu

Jeffrey S. Suchanek received his M.A. in History from Youngstown State University. While there he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the YSU Oral History Program under the direction of Professor Hugh Earnhart and began his oral history career interviewing World War II veterans. He joined the University of Kentucky Oral History Program (now called the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History) in 1988 and specializes in politics, public policy, and military history. He has conducted over 325 interviews for the Nunn Center. He has held leadership positions in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Oral History Association (OHA). His latest book, Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II (Broadstone Books) was published in 2011. In 1999 he co-edited with William J. Marshall Time On Target: the World War Two Memoir of William R. Buster (Kentucky Historical Society). He is currently working on a memoir with a former Member of Congress from Kentucky.