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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
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my twitter: @marciazeng

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

==> Curriculum Vitae | Short Bio

Metadata 2nd. ed. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin. 2016. 3
Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman ISBN 978-1-55570-965-5
& London: Facet Publishing ISBN: 9781783300525

==> Website for the textbook Metadata http://www.metadataetc.org/

Updates (recent activities):

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

Interoperability. To be published at ISKO Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organization (IEKO)

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) 2018.05 https://rdcu.be/PgZW || https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0241-2

Derivative interpretation of biographical sketches (bios) supporting innovative information access. MarciaZeng & Sophy S Chen (2018). Full paper. 15th International ISKO Conference, 9 - 11 July 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 25. 2018.

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.

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

Patent Transfers Between Universities and Firms: A Network and Spatial-Temporal Analysis. Yin Zhang, Tao Hu, and Marcia L. Zeng. Poster. 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE), 5 - 6 March 2018, Washington DC, USA


A Linked Data Competency Framework for Educators and Learners. (with the LD4PE team, led by Michael Crandall of U.W.) Poster. ALISE 2018, Feb.6-9, Denver. Colorado

Knowledge Organization and Cultural Heritages: Perspectives of Semantic Web. Aspecial issue. (Zeng, Marcia Lei and Shu-Jiun Chen Eds.) 圖書館學與資訊科學 Journal of Library and Information Science 2016, 43(2). (Long English abstracts and full Chinese papers are available in PDF.)

国际图象互操作框架(IIIF) APIs和应用实例. Seminar. The 14th Advanced Digital Library Seminar (ADLS), Dec. 3-5, 2017, Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Slides shared at: https://www.slideshare.net/MarciaZeng/iiif-apis

"Standards and Best Practices Related to the Publication, Exchange, and Usage of Open Data". Panel at ASIS&T 80th Annual Meeting, October 27-Nov. 1., 2017, Washington, D.C.

"LD4PE: A Competency-based guide to Linked Data principles and practices", (with the LD4PE team, led by Michael Crandall of U.W.). Full paper (pdf) presentation (ppt) at International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC2017), October 26-29, 2017, Washington, D.C.

"Advanced Uses of Thesauri that are Released with Multiple Services: Websites, APIs, and SPARQL Endpoints" Presentation (PPT) at Session 3 - Cultural Heritage LOD Demonstrations. The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at DC2017, 8:30-17:30 Sat. October 29, 2017, Washington, D.C.


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 (SLIS phone) (330)672-7965 (SLIS fax)