There is a growing collection of general tags available for your use in the UBCMS, plus you can request additional tags to support your own site's needs.
Think of tags more as a tool to control HOW content should be purposed in the UBCMS, rather than as a description OF that content; e.g., a news article about a class studying pollution might actually be tagged as content for prospective students, and suitable for a collection of news, specifically stories dealing with environmental research.
All tags are available for use by any author, but before you start adding tags to your content, please understand how the tags are organized in the UBCMS.
General tags have been developed for broad use by all university offices, intended to help cluster content pages into collections of like objects. There are currently four top level namespaces, each of which contains a series of tags and in some cases, child tags. (Note that the namespaces are for use in managing the tags, and cannot themselves be used as tags.)
In addition, the Target Website tags are themselves folders set aside for use by each UBCMS site for development of tags that are intended primarily for use locally within their own pages. (The other namespace tags are intended for broad use by all UBCMS sites.)
Below is a more complete list of the tags. If you have questions about the general tags, or would like to explore developing your own tags, please contact the UBCMS Help Desk. If you have questions about the intent of tags established within a specific Website folder, please contact that department directly.
This namespace specifies for whom the content is intended (e.g. target population).
This namespace contains general purpose tags for grouping content that are department-neutral or campus-wide in nature.
This namespace describes the content type or content template with which the content is built.
This namespace specifies your content is intended for, beginning with very general locations, but may expand later to include more specific sites.
Special series that matches UBITNames.
A non-production place for developers to experiment with building and placing tags. Any tags destined for actual real-world use will later need to be REBUILT in a regular namespace.
Some examples follow, but this namespace includes many more tags established by sites for their own use. Each site is welcome to have their own Website 'folder' and then develop additional unit-specific tags in this area. Warning, these tags are volatile and not intended for use outside that department's site -- use at your own risk!