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

Books

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.

Websites

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

Australian Government. (2018). Stay Smart Online.

Article

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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