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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/
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]:

"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"|| [PDF] ||Marcia Lei Zeng & Julaine Clunis. Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS) 5(1), 2020.


[incoming & past activities]:

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) Special Issue on “Digital Humanities (DH)” (Lead Guest Editors). CFP (Submission time: Jan.1-15, 2021.)

"智慧數據 for 數字人文" (Keynote). 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.

"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.

DCMI 2020 Virtual (Organizing Committee member). September 14-25, 2020.

NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020 (Co-Chair). September 9 & 10. 2020.

"Implications of the Major Health KOSs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of their Efforts, Coding Guidelines, and Usages." Hong & Zeng. NKOS Workshop 2020. September 9-10. 2020.

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


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

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2020. Aug. 1-5, 2020. (Organizing Committee, Panel Co-Chair).

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

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

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

DCMI Education Committee. Member. 2020 -- present



"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


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Professional Affiliations and Working Groups


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