File naming conventions for a startup

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  • date2name

    Handling time-stamps and date-stamps in file names

    The same tagging method could be used for a general controlled vocabulary (CV) such as: bills, contracts, NDAs, and so forth. I'd also go with semantic tags like draft, submitted and final (or submitted) in combination with date-stamps instead of version numbers that are useless to humans most of the time.

  • filetags

    Management of simple tags within file names

    Retrieval. I made some experience with providing a shared auto-updated TagTree on the file server for navigation retrieval. For search-based retrieval, I used a server-based index of DocFetcher. With a little effort, you can setup DocFetcher the binary on a file share so that not everybody needs to install his/her own instance. With this and that you can play around with the central index of your file server so that not every client needs to index the file server separately. Please report back when you get more experience here because in my company back then, local search was not embraced by employees the way I would have loved it. They already started the process of copying important files to their local hosts because the chaos (before I entered the situation) was too large to change their mind-sets afterwards. So you do have the chance of introducing new possibilities right from the start.

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