Do File Names Matter?

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What is in a file name and why should you care? Above is an example of a file name that was generated by the computer. From a user perspective, the name does not help that person find the file in the future. While the random set of numbers makes sense to the machine, they are of little consquence to the users.

Digital files increasingly dominate work and our life. In order to find things in the future, you need to name your files logically and thoughtfully. For more information and an online tutorial, please consult http://digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov/tutorials.html Proper file naming will help you with your files now and in the future.

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