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Metadata retrieval from PDFs and citations for DHS core documentation - Zotero citations [message #9077] Mon, 08 February 2016 13:41 Go to next message
Sarah B is currently offline  Sarah B
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Two additional queries re: the wonderful DHS citations library:

1. It seems like the metadata for citations is not attached to the PDF publications downloaded from the dhsprogram website. For users who have already downloaded PDFs, the fastest way to enable citations is to scan the PDF for embedded metadata via Google Scholar, as explained on Zotero's site.

I'm finding that the metadata doesn't seem to be embedded in the PDFs I've downloaded previously, as shown in this example.

index.php?t=getfile&id=497&private=0

I tried re-downloading a new version of the PDF and got the same result. Is there a way to find the metadata associated with a previously downloaded PDF?

2. A request for the future: In addition to citations for the Final Reports (which I've heard are coming), it would be very useful to have citation data for core DHS documentation, like the Guide to Statistics, Interviewer's Manual, and Core Questionnaires.

Thanks!
Re: Metadata retrieval from PDFs and citations for DHS core documentation - Zotero citations [message #9150 is a reply to message #9077] Tue, 16 February 2016 12:48 Go to previous message
Sarah is currently offline  Sarah
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Registered: March 2013
Location: Calverton, MD, USA
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Dear user, this is a great question. The metadata-enhanced pdfs are something we have been looking into here at DHS. Endnote also has this functionality, to generate citations simply by importing pdfs with enhanced metadata tags, so we are aware that it would be useful on a number of fronts.

We will also investigate adding additional reference materials (publication series) to the forthcoming citations library.

Cheers,
Sarah at DHS
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