Hi all,

We are currently developing the means to add images to the Archives Hub
( by using the <dao> tag. 

I am curious as to why all of the examples that I have seen, including the
examples in the Tag Library, put the <dao> into the <did> area. As the <did>
is for core, summary information about the archive, I would have thought
that the <dao> element for images of the archives would more rightly reside
outside of this within the main <archdesc>, especially for digital
surrogates of paper-based archives. 

Do most people put the <dao> within the <did> and if so, why is it seen as
core information?

Any thoughts would be appreciated!


Jane Stevenson
The Archives Hub
University of Manchester