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File Naming in Digital Media Research: Examples from the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Jerome W. Crowder ,

Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch
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Jonathan S. Marion,

University of Arkansas
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Michele Reilly

Central Washington University
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Abstract

This paper identifies organizational challenges faced by Social Science and Humanities (SSH) scholars when dealing with digital data and media, and suggests improved file naming practices in order to maximize organization, making files easier to find, more useable, and more easily shared. We argue that such skills are not formally discussed in the literature and therefore many scholars do not recognize the problem until they cannot locate a specific file or are sharing files with colleagues. We asked SSH scholars to share their file naming strategies (or lack thereof ) and we use these narrative anecdotes to discuss common problems and suggest possible solutions for their general file naming needs.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1260
How to Cite: Crowder, J.W., Marion, J.S. & Reilly, M., (2015). File Naming in Digital Media Research: Examples from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 3(3), p.eP1260. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1260
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Published on 03 Dec 2015.
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