Uploading Project Files

Before uploading audio, we apply a specific naming structure to all our files so they’re easy to find later. At the time of this writing, there are 7,506 program files, holding 1.29TB of data, and the project content producers are only just getting started. So, the naming scheme is critical to file, but also relatively simple and intuitive. 

It works like this:

Each file is given a numerical code, based on the date it was created. After that we list the “Place”; the topic and the content creator and other pertinent information.

Example:

The audio from our July 7th, 2018 Roundtable discussion at Scott Farm would be listed thusly:

20180712_Kipling_Roundtable_Martell_audience_microphone1.wav 

Strict adherence to the date scheme is important, but the rest of the file name is more subjective and, more flexible. 

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Getting files off the recorders and onto the web can be a conundrum. It’s okay, we’re here to help.

The process can vary greatly, depending on your hardware and software. Bearing this in mind, we’ve adopted a crazy M.O.: an actual human will work with content producers to assess each group’s needs and develop a workflow for uploading content to the project database. 

So if you’re ever stuck with a technical problem, please feel free to email our Tech Director, Reggie Martell, with any related questions:

reggie@brattleborowords.org