Acoustic Content doesn't use a folder structure to organize content and assets. Instead, it uses metadata, tags, categories, to help you classify your content and assets. Then, you use your org's search and filter options to help you find related items in a way that makes sense to you.
Searching for content and assets
Your org's search bar is the simplest way to find content and assets. Type in a word or phrase and any content items or assets that relate to your search are displayed. This is a great way to quickly find the content or asset you're looking for, but for a more controlled experience, you can use the filter feature as well.
The simplest filter you can apply to a list of items is to choose to view just assets or just content items. This is a great first step when searching for the asset or content you want to edit. You can also apply extra filters to a list by clicking Filter. The available filters will change as you apply further filters or search terms, helping you to narrow down your search even further.
Taxonomies and categories
Categories are also used as filters in search results. Unlike tags, that are unstructured metadata, a category is selected from a predefined taxonomy.
Your hub manager is responsible for creating and maintaining taxonomies. They then add a category element to a content type to allow composers to select categories when they are composing content. Composers can also select categories for assets from the category section of the asset form.
You can delete a category from a taxonomy only when it's no longer selected in any assets or category elements in any content item. A list of all the assets and content items that use the category is displayed when you try to delete the category. You need to remove the category from each of the listed content items before you can delete the category.
Some taxonomies, such as the Usage rights taxonomy, are supplied with your hub. You can’t delete categories that are stored in these types of taxonomies, but your hub manager can hide them. When hidden, users can't select the hidden categories, but any previously selected categories remain visible on assets and content.
Categories become even bigger time savers when you search for content and assets in products that integrate with your hub, such as IBM Watson® Campaign Automation. You can use categories to filter lists of assets in the Acoustic Content palette.
Plus, developers love categories too. They can use your category names in their APIs to find the content and assets that you want to display across your channels.
One more cool thing: the content language setting
Here's a tip if you’re creating content for different locations and different languages. The content language setting on content forms is used to classify content for a specific language. This makes it easier for other users to find content that is composed for the same language. This setting is used only as a search filter and doesn't restrict what text can be entered into content fields.
So, there you have it. These are all the ways you can use tags and categories and other features to classify your content and assets. And remember, the more time you put into classifying your content and assets, the less time your teammates will spend searching for