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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) & 3rd Edition (2021, forthcoming)
ISBN 978-1-55570-965-5 / ISBN 9781783300525 & 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)

"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).

"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

[This year]:

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

Lead Guest Editor. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) - Special Issue on “Digital Humanities (DH)”, 2021.

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

Keynote. ISKO 2021 Lisboa: Knowledge Organization in Horizon 2030 - 5th Congress ISKO Spain-Portugal (15th ISKO Spain), Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 25 - 26, 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

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.

[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: "LOD KOS" & "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]:

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

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

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

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

DCMI Education Committee. Chair. 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

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