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  • Names should aid human readability but assist technology automation

  • Names should utilise consistent terminology

  • Names should be focussed on context but also to ensure uniqueness

  • Avoid using redundant details that can be easily obtained elsewhere, like metadata.

    • Balance redundancy with stand-alone self-describing

    • Provide distinction between similar datasets

  • Understand limitations of file systems and software

  • Concise not comprehensive names to reduce folder and file name lengths

    • What, Where, When