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Wednesday, March 29 • 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Demonstration 1: Name that File!

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Name that File! An Active Learning Approach to Promoting Thoughtful Filenaming Practices in Personal Digital Archives

While developing filenaming schemes can be a mundane activity, sometimes the long-term usability and findability of personal digital assets depends solely on the mere naming of files. So how might personal digital archives (PDA) instructors teach the importance of filenaming strategies in an engaging manner? “Name That File” is a brief (approximately 15 minute) group activity that PDA instructors can use to teach filenaming concepts such as description and choosing data elements by which to organize by. Using everyday-use items like printed photos and manila folders to stand in for abstract notions like computer files and directories, the activity aims to promote a more engaged thoughtfulness to how one organizes and names their personal digital assets. This poster will describe the components and learning objectives for the "Name That File" activity that can be included in personal digital archiving workshops and other related programming. 

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Mary Wahl

Digital Services Librarian, California State University, Northridge
Mary Wahl is Digital Services Librarian at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she works with metadata, cataloging and streaming media projects. Her interests lie in taking best practices of digital collections management and communicating them in ways that can be applied to everyday life via personal digital archiving workshops around her local community. When not nitpicking over filenaming schemes, Mary enjoys writing... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Lathrop 290 Lathrop Library, Stanford University 518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305

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