Hi Jay,

I haven't worked with born digital collections per se, but have worked with numerous theoretical applications of EAD outside the traditional archival finding aid context.  I think in your case, you should conceive of the components within the <dsc> as a conceptual organization.  Your <archdesc> describes your collection.  Your top level <c> elements describe series.  Series contain subseries (if applicable).  Subseries contain items.  EAD is easily adaptable to describing collections of images or electronic documents.  Box/Folder is simply a container.  It makes more sense, from the standpoint of a patron, to browse a collection that is organized on semantic concepts rather than literal physical containers, especially for one that is born digital.  I would suggest sticking to the EAD 2002 schema for the project.

Ethan Gruber

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Jay Burton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am writing to learn of others' experience in creating EADs for materials
and collections that are "born digital."

In particular:

1-  How do you arrange your <dsc>? (Do you impose a Box/Folder structure on
the material or do you have some other organization?)

2-  How are you setting up your <dao> and/or <daogrp> links to the digital

3-  If anyone would be willing to share a basic EAD schema showing their
approach to "born digital" materials.

Thank you for your help,

Jay Burton