Working with files

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • provide guidance and information on managing data and how this can impact and support your studies
  • explore the importance of metadata in the digital world
  • examine tools to improve productivity

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • identify various file types and distinguish their usage
  • apply file management conventions, such as folder structure and version control
  • create storage and backup plans

8. More resources


Coughlin, Thomas M. (2018) Digital storage in consumer electronics: the essential guide.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Stevens, Brett (2015) An emergent theory of digital library metadata. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Chandos Publishing.


Australian Government. (2018). Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Australian Government. (2018). Stay Smart Online.


ABC (2015) What reporter Will Ockenden's metadata reveals about his life.

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

 Independence and creativity

 Critical judgement

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