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User Guide
Metadata and Collections Overview

Metadata and collections are methods of classifying and organizing your content beyond simple folders. Both methods add another layer of organization and classification to your content, making it easier to find and analyze your content.

Metadata are tags that you can apply to your content, while collections are folders you can put your files into. Both metadata and collections are classifications that need to be created and manually assigned to files. This means that there is some upfront and maintenance effort required to create, assign, and manage the metadata or collections. But because you can create your own metadata or collections, you can create a classification and organization system that really fits your content set.
For more information, see Metadata Overview and Collections Overview.
Note:You must be an Administrator to create Metadata or Collections, but anyone can assign metadata to files or sort files into collections.