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Although Janus itself is not designed to create EAD files, in this section we provide information on how EAD files can be produced from Cantab.
In addition, Janus has been set up to accept data generated by the A2A and ArchivesHub networking projects. Alternatively, if you have the know-how and confidence, you can simply roll-your-own! You can use any word processor or XML editor to generate an EAD-encoded text file, or if you prefer there are free XML editors available through the internet, for example XML Marker v.1.1 from the Symbol Click website. At the very least, contributors should have a basic familiarity with the various EAD tags used to wrap around the elements of catalogue description, 'mark-up' as it is called, before publication on the world wide web. EAD catalogues are displayed through a style sheet which specifies, among other things, the labels if any to appear alongside data elements. As we have decided to keep labelling to a minimum, it is advisable to write in complete sentences in preparing your catalogues.
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