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Hello conventional wisdom --

Our standard procedure to date has been to use <c0#> no lower than the folder level, so if we have a folder and we want to list the individual items in it, the folder title is the <c0#><did><unittitle> and the list of items goes in a scope-content.  This has worked fine so far, but we are in the process of doing a large number of collections that are almost entirely in oversize packages with, obviously, no foldering at all.  Some of the boxes contain 30-40 items.  Assuming that we want the items listed, which if the following would be the optimal decision, do you think?  Or which adheres closest to the correct usage of the EAD elements?

<c02><did><unittitle>A-G [alpha delimiters for contents]</unittitle>
   <container type="Oversize">1</container></did>
   <scopecontent><p>Amsterdam<lb/>Belfast<lb/>Carthage<lb/>...[etc]

OR

<c02><did><unittitle>Amsterdam</unittitle><container type="Oversize">1</container></did></c02>
<c02><did><unittitle>Belfast</unittitle><container type="Oversize">1</container></did></c02>
<c02><did><unittitle>Carthage</unittitle><container type="Oversize">1</container></did></c02>
...[etc]

Or does it just not matter?  Obviously the end user doesn't care how it's done :)  Thoughts?.

Michele

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Michele Combs
Manuscripts Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY  13244
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