MESH is a collaborative, agile, open-source team that supports the growth of both the developer and the community facilitation networks needed to enable 21st-century digital work in the areas of digital humanities and digital scholarly publishing. A collaboration of the College of Arts and Letters and the MSU Libraries, MESH serves three primary purposes:

  • to conduct research into and development of new models, platforms, and structures for scholarly communication;
  • to provide support (both human and digital) for faculty and graduate student projects that explore or make use of new forms of scholarly communication;
  • to engage in professional development for faculty, graduate students, and other professionals as they build careers in and with scholarly communication.
  • MESH’s primary values are openness, community, and equity; as a result the work done by MESH privileges open-source, academy-owned, collaboratively developed, transparently governed, and highly interoperable systems. We operate within the broader scope of the College of Arts and Letters values of Equity, Openness and Community and MSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.