File Naming Formula Template

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data management
file organization
file naming convention
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2022-08-09
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The File Naming Formula Template is a worksheet that supports the creation of meaningful, consistent, and unique file names. File names can be made up of individual elements added together using a spacing element (like underscores or camelCase capitalization) to create a consistent file naming format. The second page of the template is an example file naming convention that has been developed for a project. Once you fill out the template, print it out and put it in a prominent place in your workplace. If you work on collaborative files, appoint someone to hold your team accountable for their file naming practices.

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2023-08-09
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Based on File Naming Best Practices by Christine Malinowski, MIT Libraries Data Management Services. Copyright © 2020-04-24 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License except where otherwise noted. [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]. Access at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttv3boomxlfgiz5/Handout_fileNaming.pdf?dl=0.
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Phegley, L. (2022). File Naming Formula Template. University of Pennsylvania.
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