• Organization and Preservation of Multimedia and Interactive Media
  • Music Information Retrieval


  • LIS 577 - Participatory Design In Libraries


Michele Newman is a doctoral student in the Information School at the University of Washington advised by Dr. Jin Ha Lee. She is also a member of the UW Gamer Group and the Digital Youth Lab. In the broadest sense, her research interests include knowledge organization and preservation of interactive/multimedia, music information retrieval, and computational creativity. Currently, her work looks at the potential of online, fan-generated content for the long-term preservation of video games and the way artificial intelligence is impacting the creativity of composers and children.


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Denver, 2022
  • MM, Music Theory, Indiana University, 2019
  • BM, Music Composition and Theory (Double Major), University of North Texas, 2017

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Abstract
    "Accidental Archivists": YouTube Gameplay Content and Game Preservation (2023)
    Proceedings of the 2023 Digital Games Research Association International Conference: The Limits and Margins of Games Authors: Michele Newman, Jin Ha Lee
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    How do the kids speak? Improving educational use of text mining with child-directed language models (2023)
    Information and Learning Sciences Authors: Peter Organisciak, Michele Newman, David Eby, Selcuk Acar, Denis Dumas
  • Conference Paper
    Human-AI Music Creation: Understanding the Perceptions and Experiences of Music Creators for Ethical and Productive Collaboration (2023)
    Proceedings of the 24th International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Conference Authors: Michele Newman, Lidia Morris, Jin Ha Lee