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The Content Map Taxonomy is a tree structure of categories: at the top of the structure is a single category, the root node, whose properties apply to all the other categories within the hierarchy (sub-categories). The nodes below the root are categories whose properties apply to the subsets of the total set of classified objects of the entire taxonomy.


By clicking on Content Maps, ("System configuration > Content Maps") all the available taxonomy maps will be presented:



Click on "Publish taxonomy" to import a new taxonomy file (it must be formatted in the vdex standard format).

Important note: in order to be used, the file must be in the "published" state, that is the workflow assigned to it needs to be completed to the "published" state. In this way the taxonomy map is available to the users, who can browse it to find materials on the Digital Repository.


To use taxonomies to index materials, it is necessary to add “Taxonpath” under the metadata “Classification”. This operation is possible by modifying an XML file stored in the Server which is accessible to the Server administrators.


To assign taxonomies to a metadata profile it is necessary to:

include in the metadata profile a metadata element with "classification" type
assign to this metadata element a vocabulary ("voc" element) whose unique ID ("uri" attribute of the "voc" element) represents the taxonomy itself.


It is possible to create different taxonomies using the same ID.

Materials classified according to taxonomies can be retrieved using:

- the "Advanced search" of the DR search engine, which allows you to define search criteria based on the "Classification > Taxonpath" IMS metadata and where it is possible to search for the materials classified according to one or more categories of one or more taxonomies


- the "Browse maps" feature, which allows you to search for the taxonomy you are interested in and to navigate it to retrieve the materials classified according to a given category.


To use the maps, see the Content maps chapter.