12.3 Thesaurus administration

To reach the thesaurus administration page you have to be logged in as an administrator. From the administration page, click the link ”Manage thesauri”. Figure 5.3 shows the list of thesaurus available in the GeoNetwork node. The page shows a list of thesaurus that have been created or imported. The upper part of the page allows user to edit/add/modify/consult thesaurus. The lower part allows upload of thesaurus in SKOS format.

Creation of a new thesaurus

To create a new thesaurus, click the ”+” sign in the category you want your thesaurus to be in. Once created, the thesaurus could be updated through the edit interface. The meaning of each column is as follows:

Type The type allows to classify thesaurus according to its type. First, is defined the type of the thesaurus following ISO category list, then the type indicates if the thesaurus is a local one or an external one. Name This is the thesaurus’s name provided by the administrator on creation or filename on upload. When creating a thesaurus, the name of the thesaurus will be the filename of the thesaurus.

Figure 12.1. Administration interface for thesaurus

Administration interface for thesaurus

For each thesaurus the following buttons are available:

Download Link to the RFD file. Delete Remove thesaurus from the current node. View If type is external, the view button allows to search and view concepts. Edit If type is local, the edit button allows to search, add, remove and view concepts.

Import existing thesaurus

GeoNetwork allows thesaurus import in SKOS format. Once uploaded, an external thesaurus could not be updated. Select the category, browse for the thesaurus file and click upload. The file is located in /web/xml/codelist/external/thesauri/category/.

Figure 12.2. Upload interface for thesaurus

Upload interface for thesaurus

At the bottom of the page there are the following buttons:

  1. Back: Go back to the main administration page.

  2. Upload: Upload the selected RFD file to the node. Then it will list all thesaurus available on the node.


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