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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

==> 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):

"Implications of knowledge Organization Systems for Health Information Exchange and Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic". Marcia Lei Zeng, Yi Hong, Julaine Clunis, Shaoyi He, & L.P. Coladangelo [In-press] Data and Information Management (DIM) special issue.

NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020 (Co-Chair). September 2020.

DCMI 2020 Virtual (Organizing Committee). Mid-September 2020.

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2020. Organizing Committee. Panel Co-Chair.

"FAIR + FIT : Guiding Principles and Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products"|| [PDF] ||Marcia Lei Zeng & Julaine Clunis. Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS) 5(1), 2020.


Getty Vocabulary ITWG meeting, (Keynote) "Functional Metrics for LOD KOS Products", 6-7 Feb. 2020. Los Angeles, CA.

5th International LODLAM SUMMIT, (Organizing Committee member), The Getty Center, 3-4 Feb. 2020. Los Angeles, CA.

iSchools Consortium Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee (iDHCC). Co-Chair. Feb. 2019 --

DCMI Teaching Metadata Interest Group. Co-Chair. 2019 –-

DCMI Education Committee. Member. 2020 --



"Smart Data for Digital Humanities" (Keynote), SWIB19 - 11th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, 25-27 November 2019, Hamburg, Germany. (Slides || Video )

"Ensuring AGRIS Metadata Framework’s Interoperability" (with Imma Subirats), presentation at panel "Technical and Policy Underpinnings of FAIR Data Principles" (Panel). ASIS&T 82nd Annual Meeting, 19-23 October 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Best Poster Award of the CIDOC ICOM 2019! "A New Step: Creating the Union Catalog of Chinese Cultural Objects" Poster, (led by Claire M.Huang). ICOM Kyoto 2019. Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) 25th General Conference, 1-7 September 2019. Kyoto, Japan.

DCMI 2019 Seoul Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Annual Conference, 23rd - 26th September 2019, Seoul, South Korea.
- Panel: "The Role of Metadata in Supporting Digital Humanities" [with Shigeo Sugimoto (Japan), Sophy Shu-Jiun Chen (Taiwan), Koraljka Golub (Sweden), Lala Hajibayova (USA), & Wayne de Fremery (South Korea)]
- Special Session: "Teaching Information Science", organized by DCMI Interest Group Teaching Metadata IG.
- Presentation at NKOS Workshop:"Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products" Presentation PDF) (with Julaine Clunis)
- Showcase at Best Practice Day: "AGRIS’ Step of Integrating Research Datasets Metadata" (with Imma Subirats Coll)

AGROVOC Editors Meeting, 24-25 June 2019, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL), Bartningstraße 49, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany.

"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, 16 June 2019. Cleveland, OH.

Linked Conservation Data project, funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council on Conservation Documentation. [News]
- Presentations: "LOD KOS" & "Combining, Linking and Reusing Conservation KOS vocabularies". Presented at Linked Conservation Data (LCD) Terminology Workshop, 6-7 June 2019. Standard University, CA.

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

"Semantic Interoperability --Notes and bookmarks" for research and educational use. Website: http://metadataetc.org/LOD/interoperability.html

"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


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


Current courses:

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Professional Affiliations and Working Groups


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