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Naming conventions for managing digital records (audio episode 03, graphic)

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Author: Rowe, Joy
The purpose of this podcast is to answer frequently asked questions from records creators around the university about records management. This is episode three: how to name digital files. Archival sound reference: Simon Fraser University Archives. Dennis Roberts fonds, F-160-2-0-0-0-21. Convocation and student publicity blurb. 24 May 1969.
Episode 03: How to name digital files (7 min.) .wav
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In this podcast episode, we look at the basics of naming conventions. We discuss what should be put in every file title, and what to NEVER put in a file title. This training resource includes several related files: an audio file (7 min), a written transcript of the audio, a graphic titled "Document Naming conventions" and a link to the audio file on SoundCloud. The purpose is to give staff multiple ways to interact with the key records management question, "How do I name digital records?". Music rights are different from recording rights, but the music being performed by the pipe band during convocation is in the public domain.
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"Episode 03: How to name digital files" by Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department (2015). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).
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