5.1 Browse by taxonomy
The Berg Fashion Library taxonomy has been created by Berg specifically for the new discipline of fashion studies. It offers a broad range of high-level classification facets:
- People & Organizations
- Textiles & Materials
- The Fashion Industry
Below these top-level classifications are finer-grained lower levels (down to a maximum of four), which represent increasingly-specific classifications. For example:
Place > North America > United States of America > New York > New York City
The content within the Berg Fashion Library has been indexed according to this taxonomy, and is discoverable through the taxonomy.
5.1.2 The taxonomy viewer
The taxonomy viewer is an interactive set of controls that presents the taxonomy as it applies to the indexing in the current results set. With it you can:
- see the classification facets available at a particular level
- expand a particular facet to see the finer-grained classifications at a lower level
- select a facet at any level below the top level to see content that has been indexed with that classification
The taxonomy viewer is reached in two ways:
- by selecting Browse on the primary navigation bar
- by expanding the viewer icon to the right of a general results page
To begin using the viewer, select (click on) one of the top-level facets which are shown on the left side; the available lower-level facets on the next level down will appear to the right as a column.
If there are more facets for this level than can be shown in the column, you can scroll the list up and down by using the arrow controls at the top and bottom of the column:
As you move the mouse over each facet, its label (text) is highlighted in green, and if it too has lower-level facets (children) then you will see an arrowhead to the right to show that it can be expanded:
To select this facet (i.e. to bring back all content that has been classified with it), simply click on the name. The page will reload, and show the relevant content in the area below the viewer.
To expand this facet (i.e. to see the lower-level facets), click on the arrow on the right which appears when your mouse to the right of the word(s):
When you have selected a facet and the page has reloaded to show the content indexed for your chosen facet, the taxonomy viewer is once again available as before. This time, the viewer will show only the facets that apply to the subset of the content you have created with your previous selection.
In this way, you can apply as many different facets as you wish to help find exactly the content you wish to find.