- Product: 360 Search
How do I add a subcategory in the 360 Search Administration Console?
This page is part of a larger set of documentation about using the Administration Console to configure your 360 Search.
The Add Subcategory page in the Administration Console allows you to add subject subcategories within your 360 Search subject categories. You need to already have created at least one subject category; follow these instructions to do that. Also, a subcategory cannot be created within a category that already has databases assigned to it; if you need to remove (unassign) databases from a category, look at the instructions for configuring Category Properties.
If your library is a member of a Consortium, and the Consortium has already shared Subject Categories to your library, you will be unable to add or delete any subject subcategories. (However, you may be able to add local resources to the predefined subject subcategories.) You may want to work with your Consortium to have them remove their sharing, so that you may configure Subject Categories.
To start, you first need to go to the Subject Categories page of the Administration Console, click Edit, click on the name of the Category to which you're going to add subcategories, and then click Add Subcategory. You will see the Add Subcategory screen:
1. Enter a Name for this new subcategory (this is required).
2. You may add a short description of this subcategory if you wish. The description text will appear next to the subcategory name on the Search page of your 360 Search interface. This is not required but can be helpful to your patrons as they begin their research.
3. Click Save to activate this subcategory, or click Cancel if you do not wish to add this subcategory at this time.
The next step is to assign databases to this subcategory. For details on how to do this, please read the instructions for configuring Subcategory Properties.
A subcategory will not appear in 360 Search until you assign one or more databases to it.
New subject subcategories in 360 Search will not be visible to your patrons until the next day; to see how your changes will look without having to wait, click Preview on the Subject Categories page.
- Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
- Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
- Old Article Number: 7420