Has anyone wrestled with the issue of consistent file names for objects in DSpace? I'm not sure it is an issue but several of my researchers have brought it up.
 
To date I have only been working with reprints and my standard has been 'AuthorLastnameDate.pdf' as in: Hutchinson2006.pdf. In the case of multiple publications from one from an author in a given year, I have been adding a, b, c, etc. to the end of the date.
 
However some scientists have suggested embedding some metadata such as:
 
Hutchinson_AmScientist_pp659-67_2004.pdf
or
Hutchinson_AmScientist_freshwater_ecology_2005.pdf
 
Should any of this make a difference either now or in some unforseen future situation?
 
Alvin Hutchinson
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
202.633.1031