Happy Friday List Members!

How are people organizing their EAD and related files in their web
directories? I've seen sites that organize by file format (all images in one
folder, etc.); but, I've also seen it where there's one directory per
finding aid, and whatever related files (head shot image for the bio,
related PDFs or other digitized content, etc.) are stored in that directory,
along with the EAD XML file. What are the pros and cons of each method?

I know this will be affected by whether or not your institution uses some
sort of EAD database or a repository. Sometime this year (hopefully) we'll
be putting up more EAD finding aids and eventually I'd like to move to an
XTF or homegrown platform XSLT/PHP. (Although I'm keeping a close eye on
UA's Acumen too.)

I'm just trying to get a sense of how other institutions are handling
it. So, what are your best practices?

Many thanks!

Nathan Tallman
American Jewish Archives