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Study on Filenaming Practices within the LAM Community


As a member of this listserv, you have been selected to participate in a survey that will help us learn more about filenaming conventions in use within the Library, Archive, and Museum (LAM) community. The principle investigators hope to learn about the broader context in which such conventions are being used and gauge the importance of various filenaming concepts in the LAM community, with an eye toward determining current best practices in the field.


You must be 18 years or older and employed (either full- or part-time) by a LAM organization to participate. The online survey involves questions about your current filenaming practices at your institution or organization. Beyond demographics, all questions will address filenaming convention issues. This survey is expected to take about 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this project is anonymous and completely voluntary.  You may access the survey by clicking the link below.  The survey tool will close to new responses on March 30th, 2016.



While you will not directly benefit from participation, your participation may help to inform the development of best practices for filenaming in the future. The results of this study may be published in professional and/or scientific journals.  It may also be used for educational purposes or for professional presentations.  However, no individual subject will be identified.


If you have any questions, you may contact the principle investigators, whose information can be found below.


We thank you greatly for your attention, and we sincerely hope you will participate!


Best regards,


Drew Krewer, principle investigator, [log in to unmask]


Mary Wahl, principle investigator, [log in to unmask]


This project has been reviewed by the University of Houston Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (713) 743-9204 and by the California State University, Northridge Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (818) 677-2901.





Drew Krewer, Digitization Services Coordinator
University of Houston

A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university

M.D. Anderson Library

4333 University Drive

Houston, TX 77204-2000


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