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María A. Matienzo

I am an experimental musician, writer, archivist, information scientist, and technologist, living on unceded Coast Salish lands in the Seattle area.

In my free time, I compose, record and perform music, write, cook, hike, and garden.

Professional bio

M.A. Matienzo is an archivist, information scientist, and digital strategist and currently serves as the Head of Application Development Services for the University of California, Berkeley Library. María has worked in a variety of roles, specializing in born-digital materials, technical architecture, and metadata management, at institutions including Stanford University Libraries, the Digital Public Library of America, Yale University Library, The New York Public Library, and the American Institute of Physics. María received a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, and was the 2012 recipient of the Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award from the Society of American Archivists.

Creative bio

María Dolores A. Matienzo (b. 1979, US) is an experimental musician, composer, and writer living on unceded Coast Salish lands in the Seattle area. María has performed and recorded as Black Tent and Secret Mirror since 2002, and operates Imprecision, a record label and media dissemination effort.

Contact and elsewhere

I can be reached at, as well as on Instagram, GitHub, Cohost, and Mastodon as @anarchivist.

For a more thorough professional background, please consult my CV. I also exist on LinkedIn.

You also can refer to me using various identifiers like my ORCiD, or my Wikidata entity ID.

Citation note

I have presented, published, and performed using other forms of name in the past. Regardless of the past form of name you may see, the preferred forms of name should be used instead of what may appear in or on a source.

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