Marcia Zeng

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Marcia Zeng


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Short Bio

Marcia Lei Zeng is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She 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, database quality control, multilingual and multi-culture information processing, and digital libraries for cultural objects. She currently is the P.I. of an IMLS funded Linked Data project.

She was an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group and a member of the ISO 25964 "Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies" Working Group. She was also Director-at-large of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2010-2013. She currently serves on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) inaugural Advisory Board Chair.

Interest in LODLAM

I attended the LOD-LAM Summit in 2011 and was really inspired by all kinds of ideas and activities I saw and learned from there. After that I was able to work with my colleagues to write a proposal which was successful (funded by IMLS). We are interested in the whole range of LAM applications and tools in order to use what we have researched in terms of connecting LAM data (library MARC data, digital collections' non-MARC metadata, archives EAD data, and visual resources and museum objects' VRA-based metadata, etc.) to the datasets already published and available in the CKAN data hub. We felt we know both sites (LAM records and some CKAN datasets) and made crosswalks for the best matches between various structured- and non structured-data. However we do not have enough expertise to make real connections in order to really use the available non-LAM datasets through our LAM metadata. We look forward to learn more and find collaborators through LODLAM Summit.


United States



Linked Open Data Projects

The LOD-LAM research group at the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, was established in 2011 with an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant.
Led by Drs. Marcia Lei Zeng and Karen F. Gracy, the MV-Junction project aimed to address the question of how libraries can benefit from the data and metadata resources via the Linked Open Data universe by providing a bridge that helps connect libraries and users to these resources.
Project resources generated by the research team included: 1) analyses and alignments of metadata terms used by communities and data providers in particular domains, such as philosophy, music, archives, visual resources, and museum objects, and 2) tools to help librarians discover matched metadata terms and analyze bibliographic information for the purposes of generating data points that can be connected to Linked Data resources. 3) A number of student projects have also been produced under the LOD-LAM umbrella.


Kent State University, USA