Xia Lin, Ph.D.

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PhD - Information Science
University of Maryland (1993)

Master of Librarianship
Emory University (1986)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Mathematics
Fujian Normal University - China (1982)


Dr. Lin’s major teaching interests include information retrieval, digital libraries, and programming Internet information systems (Java Programming). His research focuses on visual-based information access in the digital environment. He is particularly interested in applying information visualization techniques for information access, content management, and knowledge discovery.


  • Lin, X., Khoo, M., Ahn, J-W., Binding, C., Tudhope, D., Jones, H., & Massam, D. (2015). A DDC Visual Interface for Metadata Exploration. Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2015), São Paolo, Brazil, September 1-5, 2015. pp. 158-169.
  • Khoo, M., Ahn, Jae-W., Binding, C., Jones, H. J.; Lin, X., Massam, D., & Tudhope, D. (2015). Augmenting Dublin Core digital library metadata with Dewey Decimal Classification. Journal of Documentation. 71(5), 1-25.
  • An, L., Lin, X., Yu, C., & Zhang, X. (2015). Measuring and visualizing the contributions of Chinese and American LIS research institutions to emerging themes and salient themes. Scientometrics. (First online: July 22, 2015). Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-015-1640-4.
  • Mayr, P., Tudhope, D., Clarke, S. D., Zeng, M. L., & Lin, X. (2015). Recent applications of Knowledge Organization Systems: introduction to a special issue. International Journal on Digital Libraries. doi:10.1007/s00799-015-0167-x; http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00799-015-0167-x