What is a ResourceTop
A "resource" is anything which can be described and referenced. A resource may be conceptual, physical or digital. For example, a person is a physical resource, data is a digital resource and an annotation is a conceptual resource. Typically, only digital resources can be delivered to you and only information about physical and conceptual resources can be conveyed to you.
When a resource is described it is assigned a unique identifier. The value of this identifier is a required part of every description. The identifier is used to reference the resource, both externally and by other resources. See Creating a Resource ID for more details on Resource Identifiers.
The resource types currently in modeled by SPASE are:
- A device that is used to sense and parameterize a physical phenomenon.
- The host (spacecraft, network, facility) for instruments making observations.
- An individual human being.
- A location or facility where resources are catalogued.
- A location or facility where resources are stored.
- Listing of events or observational notes.
- Plain or formatted text that may include graphics, sound, other multimedia data, or hypermedia references.
- Display Data
- A graphical representation of data.
- Numerical Data
- Data product stored as numerical values in a specified format.
- An accessible portion of another resource.