As some of you may know, the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) created their Producers & Engineers Wing several years ago and charged them with the task of establishing a set of guidelines that would offer solutions to some of the traditional problems we face in the recording studio.
To that end, they have developed a set of guidelines to follow when using DAWs. The guidelines are meant to simplify the file management process and keep your sessions orgainized for future use.
There are two versions of the guidelines, a short version and a longer, more complete version.
The short version of the guidelines can be found here.
The longer version can be found here. Wow, 40 pages worth of guidelines.