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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 (2022, 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):

[This year]:

Book: Metadata, 3rd. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin. [2022 (in print)] Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman ISBN:978-0-8389-4875-0.

Journal: Special issue of Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Lead Guest Editor. [2022-02 (in print)]

[Original 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 online: 09 October 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24584.

[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.

Major activities, past two years:

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

Co-organizer. NKOS Consolidated Workshops, 2020, 2021

[Health KOSs]

[Semantic Enrichment]

[FAIR Principles]

[Smart Data for Digital Humanities (DH)]

[Linked Data]

[KOS Interoperability]

Current services and acknowledgements:

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

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

==> 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)