How important are file and folder naming standards in digital asset management?

In a recent survey of Portfolio Server users, only one participant responded that file and folder names were not important for DAM in their organization. The majority of respondents (44%) said that naming standards were “Mandatory” followed by “Very important” (35%) and “Somewhat important” (17%).

Since these issues are important to so many users, I’ve compiled a list of DAM Learning Center resources that can help you map out these standards for DAM in your organization:

File naming best practices for digital asset management

Folder Hierarchy Best Practices for Digital Asset Management

5 Tips for Setting Up An Organized Folder Structure

How to Create a Logical and Manageable Folder Structure

About Edward Smith

Edward Smith has a background as a Mac OS X and Windows system engineer, technical trainer, and DAM consultant. In his current position at Extensis, Smith is the in-house expert for all things digital asset management related and contributor to the DAM Learning Center. Edward often conducts customer training sessions, including product implementation tutorials and presentations at relevant conferences including Macworld Expo and the Extensis DAM conferences. You can contact Edward via Twitter or his Google+ profile.