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September 11, 2012 6:14 AM Subscribe
Does anyone know why academic PDF documents downloaded as full text seem to universally download as poorly documented/difficult to sort files?
posted by infinite intimation to Education (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Weird titles (like "fulltext", or "8" with no metadata [or metadata, but in the wrong places], no author info/name, etc.). It makes sorting large pools of papers much more difficult/time intensive, and seems to introduce "variability", which seems like a bad thing for getting disparate researchers who may cite someones's special research less likely. Anecdotally, this seems inversely related to the size of the publishing company sharing the papers (small outlets seem to have better documentation, while the largest have the worst).
Am I doing something wrong [I didn't even know to spread the rim of my ketchup baskets until this month]? Is this to prevent research by web-scraping? Is this concern for nothing? Can this [or I] be fixed? Do the large publishers not know any librarians or archivists? Is this a recognized issue?