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

==> Curriculum Vitae | Short Bio

==> Website for the textbook Metadata. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin.
2nd Edition (2016) ISBN 9781555709655 / ISBN 9781783300525
3rd Edition (2021, forthcoming) ISBN 978-0-8389-4875-0
@ http://www.metadataetc.org/
[The book's e-version is available via libraries, since July 2020, for instructors and students' use in the virtual learning environment.]

Updates (recent activities):

[newly published]:

Linked Open Data Enabled Bibliographical Data (LODE-BD) 3.0. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 2020. Imma Subirats (FAO) and Marcia Lei Zeng. http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb2209en ISBN: 978-92-5-133655-7, 95 pages. (PDF) (Published Dec. 2020)

"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. Data and Information Management, 2020, 4(3): 148–170. https://doi.org/10.2478/dim-2020-0009 (Published online Jun 24, 2020). Available on the WHO Global Research on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Book chapter. "Chapter 3. Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) in the Semantic Web. A Multi-Dimensional Review" Marcia Lei Zeng, Philipp Mayr. In: Linking Knowledge - Linked Open Data for Knowledge Organization and Visualization Ed. by Richard P. Smiraglia, Andrea Scharnhorst. 2021, ISBN 978-3-95650-660-4. page 34–63.

[This year]:

Book: Metadata, 3rd. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin. [2021 (in print)] Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman ISBN:978-0-8389-4875-0.

Lead Guest Editor. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) - CFP: Special Issue on “Digital Humanities (DH)”, 2021.
GUEST EDITORIAL "JASIST special issue on digital humanities (DH)" Marcia Lei Zeng,Chris Alen Sula,Karen F. Gracy,Eero Hyvönen,Vânia Mara Alves Lima, First published: 09 October 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24584

Conference chair. 2021 DCMI Virtual, Oct. 4-15, 2021.

Co-organizer. NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2021, Sept. 22-23, 2021.

Keynote. "Health KOSs in a Data-driven Age." ISKO 2021 Lisboa: Knowledge Organization in Horizon 2030 - 5th Congress ISKO Spain-Portugal (15th ISKO Spain), Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 25 - 26, 2021.

Keynote. "Semantic Enrichment of LAM Data to Support Digital Humanities." MTSR 2021. 15th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, virtual, Complutense University of Madrid, Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2021.

Panel: "Updates of Information Standards and Standardization Efforts (ASIS&T Standards Committee)" 2021 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2021.

Invited talk. "FAIR + FIT : Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products." ISKO-UK Research Observatory (KO-RO) online event FAIR Principles and Semantic Interoperability, Oct. 27, 2021.

- Related resources: "FAIR + FIT : Guiding Principles and Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products." Marcia Lei Zeng & Julaine Clunis. Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS) 5(1), 2020. https://doi.org/10.2478/jdis-2020-0008

Invited talk. "Enhancing the FAIRness of the (meta)data in the Korean National Debt Redemption Movement Archive (NDRMA)." ANDRM Conference 2021: Paying our Debts to Memory: Preserving the Archive of the Korean National Debt Redemption Movement, Oct. 21–22, 2021.

Distinguished Lecture. “Ensuring the FAIRness of Metadata in the Open Data Mainstream — Requirements and opportunities.” Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Department of Information Science, Feb. 15, 2021.
"FAIRness of Metadata in the Open Data Mainstream" New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) Big Data Peer Group, May 18, 2021.

Workshop. "International Classification of Diseases (ICD)." 6th ISKO-Brazil Conference, December 14-15, 2021.

Virtual Class.“Towards interoperability of KOS vocabularies.”  ISKO-UK Knowledge Organization Education (KO-ED), London, UK. Feb. 04, 2021.

- Related resources:
. "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

Review blurb for the book: Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities - Global Perspectives. Edited By Koraljka Golub , Ying-Hsang Liu. ISBN 9780367675516

[Past two years - major activities]:

Keynote: "Semantic Enrichment for Enhancing Historical and Cultural Heritage Data to Support Digital Humanities Research" HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit 2020, Dec 11, 2020. Presentation: video, slides

Keynote: "智慧數據 for 數字人文". 數位典藏與數位人文國際研討會 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, DADH 2020. Dec. 1-4. Taipei, Taiwan. News

Panel: "Implementing the Linked Data Competency Index (LDCI) in Teaching and Training." Panel, Linked Data Education and Training: Past, Present, and Future. 2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting. Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 2020.

Keynote: "Functional Metrics for LOD KOS Products", Getty Vocabulary ITWG 2020, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, 6-7 Feb. 2020.

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

Presentations: (1) "LOD KOS" & (2) "Combining, Linking and Reusing Conservation KOS vocabularies". Presented at Linked Conservation Data (LCD) Terminology Workshop, 6-7 June 2019. Standard University, CA.

"Semantic enrichment for enhancing LAM data and supporting digital humanities. Review Article." El profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 1, e280103. Jan. 2019. http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com/contenidos/2019/ene/03.html

[Major current services and acknowledgements]:

ASIS&T Distinguished Member, ASIS&T Distinguished Member Program - Inaugural Class of 2021

Executive Board member, International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) 2020-2014

Governing Board member, DCMI Governing Board Sept. 2021 -- present

ISKO liaison member of ISO/TC 37/SC 3, Management of terminology resources. 2021-- present

Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee (iDHCC), iSchools Organization. Feb. 2019 -- present

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

Chair, DCMI Education Committee. 2021 -- present

==> Curriculum Vitae ==>

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:

Previous Workshop:

Professional Affiliations and Working Groups (a selected list)

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