Resources and Structure

Resources are at the core of 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 up with it, each resource existing independently 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 your metadata as descriptive as possible, this can either mean assigning clear and appropriate keywords or by storing metadata in the most useful way. For example, storing "Kenya" in a "Country" field rather than perhaps "Caption" allows for intuitive searching, making it easier to find and categorise the resources in ResourceSpace.

Below you can see the Resource view panel which contains a preview of the resource as well as the metadata stored against it. You will see some of the information is stored as a keyword list, other information is stored in specific fields.