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How to Name and Organize Your Project Files

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Guest Presenters: Dr. Chelsea Gunn, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, & Liz Monk, Center for Social and Urban Research

Ever-improving search technology promises that we won’t have to think about organizing our files anymore—but we’ve all gotten stuck looking for that important file whose name and location we can’t remember. This 20-minute presentation will make the case for Browsability, not just Searchability, and will give you some practical tips for managing files in your own projects. Time will be available for Q&A. Topics include: 

  • Naming conventions, and choosing the right one for (parts of) your project 
  • Practices you should avoid in order to ensure interoperability and convenience 
  • The best way to record a calendar date in a filename (and in machine-readable data) 

Can't make it to this workshop? You can always contact us for help, stop by our Drop-In Hours, check out our instructional content, or schedule an instruction session for a class or group.

This workshop is part of Love Data Week! Check out the entire lineup at lovedatapgh.io

Dial-In Information

Registration required: https://pitt.libcal.com/event/10240052

Friday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

How to Name and Organize Your Project Files

Guest Presenters: Dr. Chelsea Gunn, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, & Liz Monk, Center for Social and Urban Research

Ever-improving search technology promises that we won’t have to think about organizing our files anymore—but we’ve all gotten stuck looking for that important file whose name and location we can’t remember. This 20-minute presentation will make the case for Browsability, not just Searchability, and will give you some practical tips for managing files in your own projects. Time will be available for Q&A. Topics include: 

  • Naming conventions, and choosing the right one for (parts of) your project 
  • Practices you should avoid in order to ensure interoperability and convenience 
  • The best way to record a calendar date in a filename (and in machine-readable data) 

Can't make it to this workshop? You can always contact us for help, stop by our Drop-In Hours, check out our instructional content, or schedule an instruction session for a class or group.

This workshop is part of Love Data Week! Check out the entire lineup at lovedatapgh.io

Dial-In Information

Registration required: https://pitt.libcal.com/event/10240052

Friday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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