Converting into RDF, and full-text indexing

I’d like to provide a bit more detail regarding two important elements of MESA: the resources available to assist projects in converting their metadata into the MESA-specified RDF, and information on indexing full-text to be included for searching in MESA. Converting into RDF In addition to the XSLT example files on the Collex wiki, Jeffrey […]

MESA metadata guidelines now available

The requirements for metadata, intended for projects federated by MESA, are now available on the ARC wiki. ARC is Advanced Research Consortium, the umbrella organization for MESA and sister “nodes” NINES, 18thConnect, REKn, and ModNets. Metadata in MESA, as in the other ARC nodes, is based on a series of fields, represented in a standard […]

Welcome to MESA blog!

Today was our PR blitz, so I hope that will draw some folks to see the MESA blog. Please read About MESA and take a look at our FAQ. If you have questions that aren’t answered there, leave a comment and we’ll do our best to answer. Although we have our initial twelve resources to […]

MESA has been funded!

We are very pleased to announce that, following a one-year planning grant, the Mellon Foundation has awarded the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance a three-year implementation grant. MESA serves two related purposes: to develop a federation of digital medieval resources, and to provide recommendations for technological and scholarly standards for electronic scholarship in all areas of […]