Storing and managing objects with their meta data is one of the most important functions of edu-sharing.
Basically, two types of objects can be stored in the repository:
- Objects which consist of files with associated meta data (such as your own docs, pictures or videos)
- Links to "external" resources which are hosted somewhere outside of the repository (such as interesting weblinks or instances of connected systems - think LMS-courses) that are enriched with metadata.
Objects can be stored in dfferent ways in edu-sharing: