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Marcia Lei Zeng

Ph.D. || Professor

School of Information

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio, USA

Also known as Zeng, Lei 曾蕾

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http://marciazeng.slis.kent.edu
or: http://faculty-l.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/

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my twitter: @marciazeng

my ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0151-5156

==> Curriculum Vitae | Short Bio

==> Website for the textbook Metadata, 2nd. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin. 2016.
ISBN 978-1-55570-965-5 / ISBN: 9781783300525 http://www.metadataetc.org/

Updates (recent activities):

DCMI 2019 Seoul | Call for Participation
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Annual Conference “Innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practice” to be hosted by the Korean National Library, Seoul, South Korea, 23rd - 26th September, 2019.
- Conference Chair: Dr. Sam Oh
-- Co-chairs of the Content and Presentations planning committee: Dr. Marcia Zeng and Dr. Koraljka Golub
-- Chair of the Participation Activities planning committee: Dr. Tom Baker
- 2019 NKOS Workshop at DCMI 2019 | Call for Presentations and Demos

Dunhuang (DH 2019). 3-8, July, 2019. Dunhuang, Gansu, China

Linked Conservation Data project, funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council on Conservation Documentation. [News]
- The Network will focus on two areas which are essential for implementing Linked Data solutions: a) Terminology; b) Modelling.
--Workshop on terminology (Stanford University): 6, 7 June 2019
-- Conservation controlled vocabularies (a list).

"Interoperability." Knowledge Organization v. 46 no.2 2019. Also available at ISKO Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organization (IEKO).

iSchools Consortium Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee (iDHCC). C0-Chair.

"Ensuring semantic interoperability and creating interoperable taxonomies." An education session (Advanced) organized by the SLA Taxonomy Division at 2019 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference 2:30pm - 4:00pm  Sunday, June 16, 2019. Cleveland, OH.

"Semantic enrichment for enhancing LAM data and supporting digital humanities. Review Article." El profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 1, e280103. Jan. 2019.
https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2019.ene.03

Article listed in 2018年度中国十大学术热点揭晓 (“The 10 Hottest Academic Areas of China in 2018” through the16th annual national survey and analysis.)
- No.10. Digital Humanities Research in the Big Data Era
- - 1. Zeng, Marcia Lei, Xiaoguang Wang, and Wei Fan. 2018. "Smart Data from Libraries, Archives, and Museums and its role in the digital humanities. 智慧数据在数字人文研究中的潜力与图档博数据的重要角色." 中国图书馆学报 Journal of Library Science in China No.1, 2018:17-34. (Text in Chinese) DOI:10.13530/j.cnki.jlis.180002

"国际图联(IFLA) 从FRBR到LRM模型的发展和现状." Training session at the 15th Advanced Digital Library Seminar (ADLS)2018, Nov. 23-26, 2018 Chongqing, China.

"Event-based macro ontology modeling for historical resource collections" (with Karen Gracy, and Julaine Clunis). Presentation at Metadata Modeling, Deep Image Annotation, and KOS Vocabulary Development for Digital Collections of Cultural Objects - NKOS Workshop at ICADL 2018, the 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries. Nov. 19-22, 2018, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

"Towards easier access and effective usage of LOD datasets." Presentation at Linked Data for Cultural Heritage & Digital Humanities: The Content, Scholarship and Usage Perspectives Panel. PNC 2018 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, Co-located with Digital Heritage 2018-3rd International Congress & Expo. October 27-30, 2018, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, USA.


"Providing Access to Cultural Objects Curate d in Digital Collections  –  Models and Profiles." Panel. International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DCMI) 2018 Sept. 10-13, 2018, Porto, Portugal.

"LOD KOS interoperability and NKOS network structure analyses." Marcia Zeng and Philipp Mayr. Presentation. The joint Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, TPDL 2018 and DCMI 2018, Sept. 13, 2018, Porto, Portugal.

"Interoperability." Published at ISKO Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organization (IEKO) 2018-08-01.

"Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) in the Semantic Web: A Multi-Dimensional Review." Marcia Zeng & Philipp Mayr (2018). International Journal on Digital Libraries.
Online version (full) May 2018 https://rdcu.be/PgZW || https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0241-2

"Derivative interpretation of biographical sketches (bios) supporting innovative information access." Marcia Zeng & Sophy S Chen (2018). Full paper. 15th International ISKO Conference, July 9-11, 2018, Porto, Portugal.

"Semantic enrichment for enhancing LAM data and supporting Digital Humanities." Presentation. ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Subject Analysis Committee Annual conference forum, 2018 ALA Annual Meeting, June 21-26, 2018, New Orleans, USA.

"Knowledge Organization and Cultural Heritage in the Semantic Web – A Review of a Conference and a Special Journal Issue of JLIS." DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 2018. Vol.12: 2.

Webinar: "A Linked Data Competency Framework for Educators and Learners." Thursday, May 10,10am-11am EST. DCMI and ASIS&T, international.

"Learning, Understanding, and Using Linked Data." Workshop Website. 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium, University of San Diego, April 23-24, 2018. San Diego, California, USA.


Educational Background

Ph.D. 1992. School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
M.A. 1984, B.A. 1982 Wuhan University, China

Major Research Interests

Knowledge organization and representation; metadata architectures and applications; Linked Data; thesaurus, taxonomy, ontology, and other knowledge organization systems (KOS); database quality control; indexing systems and software, application of expert systems; multilingual information processing; digital humanities.

areas of interest

Acronyms and Abbreviations:

  • DCMI NKOS-TG = Dublin Core Metadata Initiative - Application Profile for KOS Resources Task Group
  • DDC = Dewey Decimal Classification
  • EU-ICP-PSP = EU Information and Communication Technology Policy Support Programme
  • EU ADMS-WG = EU ISA Programme Asset Description Metadata Schema Working group
  • FAO = Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Getty = The Getty Foundation, The J. Paul Getty Trust
  • IFLA = International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • IFLA-DL WG = IFLA Working Group on Digital Libraries
  • IFLA-FRSAR-WG = IFLA Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records Working Group
  • IMLS = Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • ISO = International Organization for Standardization
  • KSU = Kent State University
  • NSF = National Science Foundation
  • OBR = Ohio Board of Regents
  • OCLC = OCLC Online Computer Library Center
  • UW = University of Washington
  • UC Santa Barbara = University of California Santa Barbara
  • W3C LLD-XG = World Wide Web Consortium Library Linked Data Incubator Group

Metadata Tutorial and Tools

KOS Tutorial and Tools

Working Groups in action

  • Utilizing Event-Centered Description and Linked Data to Increase Access to Diverse Historical Materials:  The May 4 Events as Case Study (Funded by KSU College of Communication and Information)

  • Smart [Big] Data team, Kent State University (Funded by the KSU URC Research Seed grant).
    • Digital Humanities Research with Smart Big Data — A Network Framework of Innovation History

Completed Group Work


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Professional Affiliations and Working Groups


mzeng at Kent dot edu, (330)672-2782 (iSchool phone)