Proprietary Topics and Keywords lists
Organizations who distribute libraries (whole collections of documents) should make extensive use of this feature and develop topics lists specific to their work and content because topics lists also make instant tables of contents. The same goes for the keywords list.
A generic list of topics in five languages is shipped with digi-libris Reader which you can view (in the currently selected language) under ‘Topics’ in the metadata input mask. It is recommended that assign one or more topics to each file or object to ensure they are classified correctly and appear in the right place in the topics window.
Topics are stored in the database by number and not as text in order to be applicable to any language that is available in multilingual topics list shipped by a content provider. Topics you defined yourselves and export, share or embed as metadata in files are stored by number and as clear text so that others can read them even if they use no or a different topics list without having to look them up in an online namespace reference.
Topics you have created yourselves may be difficult for others to understand for lack of a translation for which reason it is recommended that new topics be created in English or also in English.
The persistent keywords list lets you keep track of frequently used keywords, import keywords from current object(s), add keywords to one or all selected objects in one go and convert keywords to topics (to build up your private topics list).