Items in the Screen Music database are labelled using a bespoke naming convention that uses a series of concatenated abbreviations to create a unique ID. Separate abbreviations are linked by underscores (_), with parts of abbreviations linked by hyphens (-). Items are classified by material type as either audio (A), video (V), textual documentation (T) or musical notation (M), with the names then formed as follows.
Structure: [Project Name] _ [Material Type] _ [Cue Number or Name] _ [Audio Type*] _ [Recording Chronology] _ [Take] _ [Slave, Copy or similar] _ [Track]
Explanation: Track 1 of take 1 of the 1st recording of an 8-track mix (Audio) of cue 5M4 from Molly
Structure: [Project Name] _ [Material Type] _ [Cut Type (if known)] _ [Episode Number] _ [Reel Number] _ [Date]
Explanation: Viewing copy (Video) dated 29 June 1999 for Molly (no episode or reel number)
Structure: [Project Name] _ [Material Type] _ [Cue Number] _ [Item Type] _ [Audio Type*] _ [Recording Chronology]
Explanation: Track sheet (Text) for the 1st 24-track recording session of cue 5M4 from Molly
Structure: [Project Name] _ [Material Type] _ [Item Type(s)] _ [Cue Number(s), Various, or Complete]
Explanation: Sketch material (Music) relating to various cues from Molly
* The audio type is logged as either a demo (D), toolkit (T), session (S), mix (M), album (A) or other (O).