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Does it make sense to create a Managed Metadata column if it will always contain same information? "Year" and "PublisherName" for a given document library will always be the same. Please suggest.

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Using Managed Metadata makes sense if:

  • The information is hierarchical
  • The choices needs to be shared across site collections and maintained by endusers

If the information is flat and you only need to maintain the choices inside a single site collection then I'd not use Managed Metadata, but instead use either choice or lookup columns.

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