Scholar Tagged as Leader
in Digital Information
Scholar of the Month
Marcia Lei Zeng
Professor of Library and Information Science
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication and Information
Marcia Lei Zeng is a professor of library and information science at the School of Library and Information Science in the College of Communication and Information. She is one of the world’s foremost scholars on knowledge organization and representation, and metadata. Her research interests also include database quality control, multilingual and multiculture information processing, and digital libraries.
Since arriving at Kent State in 1992, Zeng has received more than $1 million in external research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, OCLC Online Computer Library Center and the Ohio Board of Regents. She has authored more than 80 research papers and five books, as well as about 200 national and international conference presentations, invited lectures and keynote speeches.
Zeng collaborates with researchers and teams from major institutions and organizations, including the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, the European Union’s Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations Program, Getty Research Institute, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
She was director-at-large of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and executive board member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). Currently, she serves as the inaugural advisory board chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
Zeng holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Wuhan University in China.
About Kent State’s Scholar of the Month
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a faculty member from the Regional Campuses will be featured.
The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.