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How do I start to put together a list of words to describe my assets?

  • Look through your untagged assets and create a list of words that directly relate to what you are seeing or reading
  • Try to think of what your image or asset is about, stay away from jargon words and acronyms
    Examples:
    Jargon words: ACID RAIN, DUE DILIGENCE, TEAM PLAYER, SPIN
    Acronyms:
    FTP (File Transfer Protocol/Financial Transactions Plan/Functional Threshold Power)
    EMT (Emergency Medical Technician/Email Money Transfer)
    ATM (Automatic Teller Machine/Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
  • In your list use words that you know exactly what they mean
    Examples:
    Planes – is this an airplane, a mathematical space or a woodworking tool
    Coats – is this an article of clothing, the fur of an animal or a layer of paint or another substance
    Arms – a limb of the human body, a narrow part of a larger body of water or firearms
  • Keep in mind your user is not someone who knows your collection, but someone who walks in off the street never having seen your collection, but knows what they want.
Different types of Planes

WOODWORKING TOOL, MATHEMATICAL REFERENCE, AIRPLANE