Vocabularies that are created and/or edited in the vocabulary editor are not available to the public until they are formally published. Once published they are accessible for the public to view without restriction at http://vocabs.ceh.ac.uk/.
Only users in a Vocabulary Manager role are able to publish vocabularies
To publish the production copy of a vocabulary:
Open the vocabulary you wish to publish
Go to the Export tab
Click on the Taxonomy as Explorer Published Version link
A form will be displayed, complete the form as follows:
Short ID: This is an id that is used to generate URIs. It should be short and contain only alphanumeric characters (for example: cast or envthes).*
Display name: This is a plain-language name of the vocabulary
Description: This is a plain language short précis of the content of the vocabulary.
Click Publish. If publication is successful you will get a confirmation message.
If you are publishing a changes to an existing vocabulary ensure you use the SAME Short ID to overwrite the existing copy.
If you use a different ID, instead of overwriting the vocabulary, a copy will be published
To check that the vocabulary has been published correctly, go to http://vocabs.ceh.ac.uk/ - your vocabulary should be shown in the list.
You can delete a vocabulary from the public vocabulary server by unpublishing (restricted to CEH vocabulary managers).