Resources and Structure

Resources are the core unit within ResourceSpace and are self contained, self-describing units that can be used time and time again across the system. Resources are focussed around a single digital asset with all file variations and metadata wrapped with it and each resource existing in a flat hierarchy within the system.

An example of a resource might be an image file such as a picture of an elephant ("elephant.jpg") and a set of metadata stored associated to it which describes and identifies that image such as 'Elephant', 'Kenya', 'Flapping'...

Due to the flat structure of ResourceSpace, it is important that you make the metadata as descriptive as possible, this can be including good keywords or it can be the way that data is stored. Storing "Kenya" in a Country field with other countries where you have stored data will help with your searching and make it easier to find and categorise the resources in ResourceSpace.

Below you can see the Resource view which contains a preview of the resource and you can see relevant data stored against it. Some of the information is just stored as a keyword list, other information is stored in fields.