7 Responses to Best Practices for File Naming

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  3. John Hostage says:

    Yes to all this, but the international standard for date notation is ISO 8601, which uses hyphens and not underscores between elements. It also allows notation with no separation. https://www.iso.org/iso-8601-date-and-time-format.html


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  5. R Pearce Moses says:

    Although longer filenames can be useful, remember that the total length of the path and filename on Windows is 260 characters. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx#maxpath


  6. bethcron says:

    Dear John Hostage, Thank you for pointing out that the ISO 8601 uses hyphens instead of underscores. We have changed our example to reflect this correction.


  7. Lori Klein says:

    Many agencies maintain their records using SharePoint and use document Titles, meta-data tags and key words, indexed column values and content types. Do you have any materials to share regarding best practices or standards related to records management and collaboration document libraries?


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