[Archivesspace_Users_Group] EAD Import Issue...

Steven Majewski sdm7g at virginia.edu
Fri Jul 31 12:31:20 EDT 2015

You might also try changing the encoding of the EAD file in the XML header.
If it’s not declared, by default it’s UTF-8. 
Change the first line to:

	<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>

( I don’t know for a fact if this will work for ArchivesSpace, but it works with most parsers and validators. )

Alternatively, if you have ‘iconv’ you can run a conversion thru that program to change the encoding:

iconv -f WINDOWS-1252 -t UTF-8 

— Steve Majewski

> On Jul 31, 2015, at 12:17 PM, Tomecek, Christy <christy.tomecek at yale.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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."
> Best,
> Christy
> --
> Christy Tomecek
> Archives Assistant
> Yale University Library
> Manuscripts and Archives
> 203-432-7382
> christy.tomecek at yale.edu <mailto: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
> To: 'archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org'
> 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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