What is a Metaproperty

Metaproperties are “metadata properties,” or categories of information used to classify and describe your assets in Bynder. Metaproperties contain values, or metaproperty options, that users tag assets with during upload to categorize and find the assets when searching or filtering. They are highly customizable and adaptable to various needs. 

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What is the Difference Between Taxonomy and Metaproperty?

Both taxonomy and metaproperties are essential in structuring and managing your digital content and contribute to a more efficient DAM system.

Taxonomy is the classification system used to organize and categorize digital assets. It involves creating a structured arrangement of terms and categories that reflect the content's relationships and attributes. Metaproperties (often called metadata) are attributes or data points describing various aspects of digital assets. Unlike taxonomy, which organizes assets into broad categories, metaproperties provide detailed information about each asset, facilitating more precise search and retrieval.

Benefits of Metaproperties

  • Attribute-Based: Metaproperties focus on specific details about an asset, such as the author, creation date, file type, and keywords.
  • Non-Hierarchical: Unlike taxonomy, metaproperties do not follow a hierarchical structure. Instead, they are flat attributes that can be applied independently.
  • Search Optimization: By enriching assets with detailed metadata, users can perform more granular searches, using filters and keywords to find exactly what they need.
  • Customizable: Metaproperties can be tailored to an organization's specific needs, with custom fields added to capture relevant details.


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