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MESA Launches!

We are pleased to announce that MESA is live: http://www.mesa-medieval.org Read about MESA, click through to the Advanced Search, create an account, add some tags, join in (or start) a discussion! Many thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for … Continue reading

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MESA Required and Recommended Fields

This post lists all MESA fields, required and not required, and describes their format and purpose in the system. This list should be useful for those interested in having their projects included in the MESA federation. Required Fields CUSTOM NAMESPACE … Continue reading

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Workshop at Kzoo

MESA is sponsoring a workshop, led by Dot Porter and Tim Stinson, at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 10am, Waldo Library Classroom A. This room is a computer … Continue reading

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MESA is now on Facebook

MESA has gone social! Like us on Facebook.

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While we are waiting…

The MESA team is hard at work indexing the first sets of metadata into the system! The first set includes manuscripts from e-Codices, Parker on the Web, and the Walters Art Museum, plus publications from the medieval collections from InteLex … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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