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Mei Zhang

Mei Zhang

Adjunct Professor | Postdoctoral Scholar

209 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 2359

mzhang@syr.edu

Research

My research explores the interaction between technology and information professionals in the library e-resource market at the organizational and industrial levels. Methodologically, my work takes an empirical approach, mainly through interviews and qualitative content analysis, to capture and analyze how technologies have changed the librarians’ and publishers’ perceptions of library e-resource market, and then to trace the impact of librarians’ and publishers’ perceptions on their actual practices when interacting with other stakeholders in the market.  



Teaching

My pedagogical strategies are dedicated to helping students understand the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in the digital age, and providing them the hands-on knowledge on information management and use, both of which are essential to better prepare them as future information professionals. I have taught courses in the following areas:


  • Natural Language Process
  • Database Design/ Management
  • Introductory Analytics for Decision- Making
  • Metadata Standards and XML
  • Research Methods
  • Collection Management
  • E-resource Management and Licensing



Personal

Hiking, cooking, ballet, jogging



Recent Publications

  • Zhang, M. (2020). Rational actions or institutional actions: A study on the rationality in academic librarians’ decision-making processes when purchasing e-book products. Library and Information Science Research. 42 (2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2020.101018


Teaching


Teaching History - 2020-2021
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2020 IST359 M005 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2020 IST664 M001 Natural Language Processing
Spring 2021 IST359 M005 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2021 IST664 M003 Natural Language Processing
Teaching History - 2019-2020
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2019 IST664 M001 Natural Language Processing
Fall 2019 IST359 M004 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2020 IST359 M005 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2020 IST664 M003 Natural Language Processing
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