Writing a book of this nature requires attention to detail, data analysis skills, and the ability to effectively organize information. As I research and collect data, it’s become apparent that I need to come up with an organization system for media. It’s important for me to keep metadata, and sources in tact, in addition to having a naming scheme that is recognizable and scriptable if necessary.

For example, the image below is now named vc12-img-L3951-dh. I chose to define my media by topic (Overland Train type), the media type (e.g. image (img), document (doc)), a number system using the original filename if applicable, and the source. In this case, I have a separate tab showing source values.