Metadata is a key to success in SharePoint. By defining the fields and tags centrally, an organization can control adn simplify how documents are organized, secured and searched within the enterprise.
Combining enterprise knowledge with SharePoint metadata and taxonomy capabilities can ensure SharePoint is deployed in a way that satisfies users and can grow with the enterprise. Good design will help make information easy to find and content easy to access within your sites. Your information and the management of it is only as good as the metadata applied to the content and the search configuration. A taxonomy defines and controls the way a Web site is organized, what things are named, and how people find information, and how users navigate both between sites and within document libraries.
- Utilize Content types to define the classification hierarchy of information built from a set of fields defining the metadata.
- Define a Content Type hierarchy that makes metadata management a snap
- Centralize Content Types by setting up a COntent Type Syndication Hub
- Consolidate and centralize Content Types across SharePoint; it’s never to late to put the ship right.
- Enable users to contribute and manage their metadata where appropriate
- Set up Information management policies (Labels, Barcodes, Auditing, Disposition, Expiration)
- Plan content deployment Workflows