[Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD Import Issue...

Tomecek, Christy christy.tomecek at yale.edu
Fri Jul 31 12:17:56 EDT 2015


I think the issue is that there are Word "Smart Quotes" in your text fields (not the markup itself). The EAD won't validate if they are present.

Example (Smart quote highlighted):

<abstract label="Abstract">Dating from 1918 to 2000, the History and Background Information series consists of written histories, newspaper clippings, and anniversary publications documenting St. Vincent's steady growth in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

There is a way to turn off Smart Quotes in Word so this way you don't have to go line by line fixing them if you are doing a copy-paste from a Word Document into ASpace.

*         Open Word. Go to File (or if you are in Windows 8/8.1, go to the Windows logo button).

*         Scroll to the bottom of the sidebar where things like "New," "Save," etc. are and click on "Options" at the bottom.

*         Go to "Proofing," located on the sidebar.

*         Go to "AutoCorrect Options" in the main panel.

*         Go to the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab and uncheck the "'Straight quotes' with 'smart quotes'" options under "Replace When You Type."



Christy Tomecek
Archives Assistant
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
christy.tomecek at yale.edu

From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Rossetti, Dominic
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 11:58 AM
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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD Import Issue...

Hey all,

When trying to import EAD I get the following error message in the log file:


Error: #<Encoding::UndefinedConversionError: ""\x9D"" from Windows-1252 to UTF-8>

I've attached a file as an example. The EAD is valid and correct. Not sure what is causing the issue.
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