Hi I’m Kristin from Libris, and I’m here to talk to you about how to make your media library searchable with metadata. I know what you’re thinking Metadata – ugh – sounds overwhelming. The truth is tagging all of your brand’s photos, videos, and more sounds like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. Think about it like adding tags, which is something we do everyday, just for fun! #homemade #oatmealraisin #showmethecookie #nomnomnomnomnom See! Now, here are three secrets for tagging your files. #getexcited Secret #1: You don’t have to complete every single field to make something searchable. Keywords are usually enough. #phew Adding a few simple keywords to a file will help you and your team find it again. All you have to do is run a quick search for one of those keywords, and it’s at your fingertips. Plus, keywords are searchable both in the backend of your library and on the portal, your stakeholders can use keywords to search, as well. As long as you’ve given them permission to see a particular asset. #winwin They can even click on a keyword when they’re looking at one file so they can find other relevant files to choose from. #convenient Secret #2: You don’t have to tag every image one-by-one. Select a group of images and edit IPTC metadata in batch. This way you can add tags to a bunch of files at once. #onelessthing We recommend adding some basic metadata in batch as soon as you upload a shoot so your images are searchable right away. #sohandy Secret #3: You can use custom metadata to save time adding tags you use everyday. Custom metadata allows you and your team to create your own metadata fields with a controlled list of tags. For example you might make custom fields for product type, store location or color. Custom metadata helps you save time tagging and it ensures you’re not adding tags with typos which can make you waste time later when you have to tag them again. #aintnobodygottimeforthat Plus, it makes it makes searching on the Portal effortless for your stakeholders, because they can use the easy drop down menu to find the perfect set of photos. They don’t have to guess how your team tags images. #multiplechoiceforthewin Now, you’re on your way to becoming a tagging all-star with a lightning-fast searchable media library #winning #livingthedream Have fun tagging!