Marcia Zeng

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

Marcia Zeng holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh (USA) and M.A. from Wuhan University (China). Her major research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, 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 90 papers and five 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's (NSF) National Science Digital Library (NSDL) projects and an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded Linked Data. She was a 2015-2016 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan. She is currently the P.I. of a KSU Post-doctoral Seed Program project for digital humanities research with smart big data, and a team lead of KSU as a partner of an IMLS research grant project led by Univ. Washington on Linked Data for Professional Educators (LD4PE).

She has chaired and served on standards committees and working groups for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), 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 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 of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), a member of IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Digital Libraries, an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data (LOD) Incubator Group, a member of the EU ISA Program’s Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) Working Group, 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 Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board. Currently she is serving as an Executive Board Member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO).

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) and an advisor and collaborator of the Getty Vocabularies Program's Linked Data project.

Updated 2017-07-25

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