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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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==> Curriculum Vitae | Short Bio

==> Website for the textbook Metadata. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin.
2nd Edition (2016) ISBN 9781555709655 / ISBN 9781783300525
3rd Edition (2022) ISBN 9780838948750 / ISBN 9781783305889
@ http://www.metadataetc.org/

Updates (recent activities):


Presentation. "Semantic shift in Health KOS – the needs, challenges, and approaches, using WHO’s ICD as the case." Session 105 "Semantic shift and knowledge organization systems (KOS)", Subject Analysis and Access (SAA) Section. 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Dublin, Ireland. July 26-29, 2022.

Panel. "Accessibility, Usability, Inclusivity: Information Standards, Guidelines, and Best Practices." ASIS&T Standards Committee. 85th ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2022.

[Newly published this year]:

Book: Metadata, 3rd. Zeng, Marcia Lei & Jian Qin. 2022. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman ISBN:978-0-8389-4875-0 (Announcement) |&| London: FACET Publishing ISBN 9781783305889

Journal: Lead Guest Editor. Special issue of Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST),Volume 73, Issue 2, Feb. 2022 (TOC)

Journal article: Subirats-Coll, Imma, Kristin Kolshus, Andrea Turbati, Armando Stellato, Esther Mietzsch, Daniel Martini, Marcia Zeng. 2022. AGROVOC: The Linked Data Concept Hub for Food and Agriculture. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 196 (2022)105965 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105965 |Download PDF

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) 2020-2024

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

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

ISKO Scientific and Technical Advisory Council (STAC) member, 2022-2025

Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee (iDHCC), iSchools Organization. Feb. 2019 -- 2021

Chair, DCMI Education Committee. 2021 -- present

ASIS&T Distinguished Member, Inaugural Class of 2021

Conference Advisor, DC-2022

==> 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 = Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
  • DCMI NKOS-TG = DCMI 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
  • iDHCC = iSchools Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee, iSchools Organization
  • 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)