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Establish a Descriptive File and Dataset Naming Convention
A consistent convention will help you easily identify your files and what they contain. Use abbreviated descriptive information such as
- content or parameter
- location, date and/or time (yyyymmdd for easy sorting; hhmmssTZD for time)
- version number (establish numbering system for versions)
Use numbers, letters, dashes, underscores. Do not use spaces or special characters. Stay concise to be practical.
- Accessible in the future, non-proprietary, commonly used by research community
- Unencrypted and uncompressed,
- Not proprietary use: PDF not Word, XML or RDF not RDBMS, CSV not XLS