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On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 09:01 -0400, Michele Rothenberger wrote:
> Yes.  According to the EAD Application Guidelines, "The <dao> suite of
> elements...is included in EAD for the specific purpose of creating links
> to electronic representations of information resources from archival
> collections." (p.211)  In other words, dao is used for electronic
> representations of things that are part of the collection; any other
> electronic files (for example, an excel spreadsheet that provides
> information about the collection) would use the <extref> element.
> 
> If you have a copy of the EAD Application Guidelines, the use of <dao>
> including examples is covered in section 7.3.6 ((pp 211-213).  The
> application guidelines are also available here:
> http://www.loc.gov/ead/ag/aghome.html (main page)
> http://www.loc.gov/ead/ag/aglink2.html#sec1f  (section 7.3.6)

Thanks, that was a great reference. Seems to be just what I needed.

Pedro.