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Proposed Categorization Help

The proposed wiki categorization tool allows article editors to add categories from a standardized taxonomy of terms in four different category areas. This will make it easier to find available categories and prevent mis-spellings when adding categories to articles. This will also allow for a more consistent search and browse experience for patrons searching for specific information.

This process only augments the existing categorization abilities of the wiki, and you will still be able to add categories to articles using the old method. However, we strongly encourage you to use the new method for categorization as the community will receive the above mentioned benefits.

Common Navigation

The categorization tool has several buttons that do similar things depending on what category you are looking at.

  • Add button - Will add to the article the selected category or the category that is in the search box
  • Remove button - Will remove from the article the category highlighted in the list box on the right
  • Browse link - Will bring up the tree showing the structure for the categories (languages and subjects).

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Location

Type the name of the location that the article refers to into the Location text box. This will search a large subset of known places and return possible matches. If you don't see the place that you want, try to be more specific.

For example, if you are categorizing an article about Washington, Kansas, United States and you type in "Washington", the search will return the place of "Washington, United States". You will need to type "Washington, Kansas" to have it return a listing of options that would work for this category.

You can add more than one location to the article, but please list locations as specifically as possible.

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Subject

Browsing Subjects

Subjects are organized into groupings in order to make them easier to browse through and to provide more context when they are added to an article.

To browse all of the subjects:

  1. Click on the "Browse Subjects" link
  2. Click on the arrows to expand the tree
  3. Click on the subject that you want to add
  4. Click the add button to add the selected subject to the article.
  5. Click the close button when you are finished browsing subjects.

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Searching Subjects

If you know the subject that you want to pick, you can type a word into the search box and it will show the subjects that match. It will also show more specific sub-categories so that you can pick the most exact subject for the article.

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Language

Browsing Languages

The language browser organizes languages into the regions of the world that the languages are spoken to assist you in finding the language you are looking for. You can not select these regions, only the actual languages.

  1. Click the "Browse Languages" link
  2. Click on the arrows to expand the tree
  3. Click on a language
  4. Click the add button to add the selected language to the article.
  5. Click the close button when you are finished browsing languages.

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Searching Languages

Type the language into the search box and it will show the languages that match. The search will only recognize actual languages (not the language regions as seen in the browser).

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Time Period

Adding a time period to an article will allow users to search for items that pertain to a specific date range. To categorize by time period, type a range of years into the From and To boxes and click the "Add" button.

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