File Naming Convention Worksheet

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This worksheet walks researchers through the process of creating a file naming convention for a group of files. This process includes: choosing metadata, encoding and ordering the metadata, adding version information, and properly formatting the file names. Two versions of the worksheet are available: a Caltech Library branded version (PDF) and a generic editable version (MS Word).

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Kristin Briney
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Caltech Library
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data management
Data management planning
File naming
Published / Broadcast: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Caltech Library
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contact Person(s): 
Kristin Briney
Contact Organization(s): 
Caltech Library
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Text - body of a printed work, to include reading passages.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour