Datafile and File Organization: Best practices for managing your files



Do you struggle with locating your files? Is it nearly impossible for you to find and retrieve articles and content that you’ve saved on a moment’s notice? Does your bookmark file look like a junk drawer from the kitchen or garage? Are you still storing 17 drafts of that paper you completed, turned in, edited, resubmitted and received a final grade on years ago because you don’t remember which paper-final-final-final.doc is the actual final copy?

If yes is the answer to any of these questions and those small glimpses resonate, then this workshop is for you. Some small changes will have a big impact on your life. You may know some of these tips already but fail to apply them. Learn how you can begin to form habits of the best practices for file and data file management. Bring your laptop and use time during the session to think about your own best practices and needs and begin to apply the skills. Bring your calendar and set a regular and recurring time to practice the habit of “e-clutter” cleanup.

Participants will: * Recognize the need for and apply regular file maintenance and organization techniques; * Determine which points of practice they need to apply now (and later); * Apply consistent metadata in the use of tags and file naming conventions to assist file management practice; * Identify file or folder structures that support their research areas and needs; * Identify generally what types of data may be stored in which Notre Dame environments;


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  • Mandy Havert

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  • 2016-09-27

  • University of Notre Dame

  • Library Workshop

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