Marcia Zeng

Marcia Lei Zeng, Professor, School of Information, Kent State University, USA.

Marcia Zeng holds a Ph.D. from the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and M.A. from the School of Information Management at Wuhan University (China). Her research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, etc), Linked Data, metadata and markup languages, smart data and big data, database quality control, semantic technologies, and digital humanities.

Her scholarly publications consist of more than 100 papers and six books, as well as about 200 national and international conference presentations, invited lectures, and keynote speeches. She was the P.I. and Co-P.I. of two National Science Foundation (NSF) National Science Digital Library (NSDL) projects and two Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded Linked Data projects. She was a 2015-2016 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan. She co-authored a guideline for producing Linked Open Data-enabled Bibliographic Data (LODE-BD) for the Food and Agriculture Organize (FAO) of the United Nations.  She has been a member of the Multilingual Terminology Working Group for the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), an advisor and collaborator for the Getty Vocabularies Program's Linked Data project, and a member of the Getty Vocabularies Steering Committee.

She has chaired and served on standards committees and working groups for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), the US National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

She was the chair of the IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) and IFLA Classification and Indexing Section. She served as the Executive Board member for the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), a member of the IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Digital Libraries, an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, a member of the EU ISA Program’s Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) Working Group, a member of the ISO 25964 Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies Working Group, Director-at-Large of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and Chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board.

Currently she is serving as an Executive Board member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) and the liaison member of the ISO/TC 37/SC 3/WG 5 Management of terminology resources, chair of the iSchools Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee (iDHCC) for the global iSchools consortium, and chair of the DCMI Education Committee.


Updated 2021-04-15

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