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Melissa Widzinski

Melissa Widzinski

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  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration

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  • Audio Preservation Engineer


Melissa Widzinski is currently an Audio Preservation Specialist at the Library of Congress. She works in the National Audiovisual Conservation Center and specializes in the digitization of deteriorating audio recordings on wax cylinder, lacquer and aluminum disc, and open reel audio tape.

Prior to that, she worked as an Audio Preservation Engineer at Indiana University as a part of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. This was a massive project to digitize all of IU's multimedia holdings to increase access to the rich collections.

In 2017 - 2019, Melissa was an acting board member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). She is now a member of the Technical Committee of that organization.

Earlier in her career, she has worked in live sound, recorded sound, and audio preservation at the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music and State University of New York at Fredonia.

Melissa holds a B.S. in Sound Recording Technology and a B.M. in saxophone performance from SUNY Fredonia.

Education Background

B.S., Sound Recording Technology, SUNY Fredonia, 2010
B.M., Music Performance, SUNY Fredonia, 2010

Employment History

2019 - present: Audio Preservation Specialist, Library of Congress
2015 - 2019: Audio Preservation Engineer, MDPI, Indiana University
2012 - 2015: Event Support Assistant Manager, University of Rochester
2011 - 2015: Recording Engineer at the Eastman School of Music
2012 - 2013: Archival publication development, Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia
2010 - 2011: Audio Preservation Engineer, Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia
2008 - 2009: Live audio engineer, Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre

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