Resources are things that people can create, use or exchange in processes. They are real, tangible, and can be valuable. Some resources have costs associated with them, costs for their creation, maintenance, storage, sharing, consumption, governance.
Resources can be material (tools and equipment, parts, comsumables, ...) or immaterial (designs, articles, methods, a website, ...). They can be tangible (a lab space, a piece of equipment, a document, a design, a website...) or intangible (brand, trust, social cohesion, social capital, culture, etc.). For more on how we can think about and categorize resources see Resource Type. See also commons and pool of shareables
Governance of resources
Rules related to the use and sharing of materials. These rules depend on the resource type
Resources in the NRP-CAS
Resources are the primary building blocks of the NRP-CAS, which is based on the REA ontology (resources, events, agents). They are grouped into Resource Types within the NRP-CAS. Furthermore, resources are listed in an inventory in the NRP-CAS. See the Inventory page for more.
- On resource flows - Tibi
- What is the connection and difference between a Resource Type and a Resource?
- From material scarcity to arti8cial abundance – The case of FabLabs and 3D printing technologies; Primavera De Filippi, Peter Troxler