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Jung-ran Park

Associate Professor

Information Science

Dr. Park's major research interests include knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata, image indexing, thesauri, lexicons, ontologies, Semantic Web), computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics. Dr. Park's teaching interests include information organization (cataloging and classification, metadata schemes), information resources in the humanities, academic libraries/librarianship and computer-mediated discourse analysis.

Education

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Hawaii, 2003
  • MLIS. Library and Information Science, University of Hawaii, 2000
  • M.A. Korean Linguistics, Sogang University, South Korea, 1994
  • B.A. Korean Language and Literature, Mokpo National University, South Korea, 1992

Research/Teaching Interests

Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata) computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics

Select Publications

  • Yuji Tosaka and Jung-ran Park (2013). RDA: Resource Description & Access—A Survey of the Current State of the Art. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 64 (4): 651-662.
  • Caimei Lu, Xiaohua Hu, Jung-ran Park (2011). Exploring the Social Tagging Network for Web Clustering. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part A: Systems and Humans 41 (5): 840 – 852.
  • Amy Burger, Jung-ran Park and Guisu Li (2010). Assessing the Quality of the Internet Public Library’s (IPL) Virtual Reference Services. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 15 (4): 209-226. December 2010

Grant Awards

  • Principal Investigator. IMLS 21st Century Laura Bush Research Award. Modeling Interpersonal Discourse for Digital Information Service: Evaluation of the Question Answering Service of the Internet Public Library. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), $245K, 2008-2011.
  • Principal Investigator. IMLS Early Career Development Award. Metadata Creation and Metadata Quality Control across Digital Collections: Evaluation of Current Practices. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), $439K, 2006-2010.
  • Principal Investigator. International Faculty Travel Grant. Promoting ISU International Education and Strengthening the Link between ISU and International Partners. Indiana State University, International Affairs Center. $2,000, 2002.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nominated for 2010 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University. 

Professional Activities & Associations

  • ALA (American Library Association)
  • ASIST (American Society for Information Science and Technology)
  • ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education)
  • LSA (Linguistic Society of America)
  • Open Language Archives Community