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.
I am writing to learn of others' experience in creating EADs for materials
and collections that are "born digital."
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,