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Taxonomies - the basics

What are taxonomies?

A taxonomy is a hierarchically arranged structure of descriptive metadata. This allows users to navigate and filter the content in their archives using these preset metadata structures. The content of a taxonomy can also be used when entering metadata to ensure vocabulary consistency and avoid misspellings and typos.

Anyone can use the metadata taxonomies for navigation as long as taxonomy navigation has been enabled for an archive, but to create the actual taxonomy content (see below) a user needs to be a taxonomy manager.

How to set up taxonomies

Creating a taxonomy is a process that involves several steps. To this end, we have created a step-by-step guide to get you started, shown below.

Planning the taxonomy is crucial to create content that users easily recognize and can use with minimal effort. The checklist for planning taxonomy content outlines some good practices.

Setting up a taxonomy
Step-by-step instructions to set up a taxonomy on your FotoWeb DAM system.
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