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retrieve_pdf_metadata [2018/03/15 05:44]
bwiernik Update for Zotero 5.0.36
retrieve_pdf_metadata [2019/10/30 15:28] (current)
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 With this feature, there should be no major hurdles to switching to Zotero and taking full advantage of all its powerful search, indexing, organizing, and citation features. With this feature, there should be no major hurdles to switching to Zotero and taking full advantage of all its powerful search, indexing, organizing, and citation features.
  
-The Retrieve Metadata feature uses a Zotero web service to find item metadata. The Zotero client sends the first few pages of a PDF to the web service, which uses a variety of extraction algorithms and known metadata from CrossRef, paired with DOI and ISBN lookups, to build a parent item for the PDF. The Zotero lookup service doesn’t require a Zotero account and doesn’t log any data about the content or results of searches.+The Retrieve Metadata feature uses a Zotero web service to find item metadata. The Zotero client sends the first few pages of a PDF to the web service, which uses a variety of extraction algorithms and known metadata from Crossref, paired with DOI and ISBN lookups, to build a parent item for the PDF. The Zotero lookup service doesn’t require a Zotero account and doesn’t log any data about the content or results of searches.
  
-//While this feature can greatly facilitate importing large existing libraries of PDFs, it **is not** the best way to add items to your library in general. Items can be imported faster by using the Zotero Connector plugin in your browser from publisher websites or most scholarly databases. This saves several steps versus downloading the PDF manually and adding it to Zotero. The item metadata will also often be higher quality. See [[getting_stuff_into_your_library|Getting Stuff into your Library]] for the best ways to add items to your library.//+Note: While this feature can greatly facilitate importing large existing libraries of PDFs, it **is not** the best way to add items to your library in general. Items can be imported faster by using the Zotero Connector plugin in your browser from publisher websites or most scholarly databases. This saves several steps versus downloading the PDF manually and adding it to Zotero. The item metadata will also often be higher quality. See [[Adding Items to Zotero]] for more info.
retrieve_pdf_metadata.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/30 15:28 by dstillman