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Old 03-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Organizing and handling PDF Corporate Whitepapers and Academic Research Papers?

Organizing and handling PDF Corporate Whitepapers and Academic Research Papers?

I am using Calibre for the "eBooks" that are in ePub and PDF Formats.

Being able to pull metadata for them is great.

I'd like to do the same for a bunch of Papers I've got.

Something that has intelligent import (from PDF internals and/ or the web) of the Paper information and then store that Meta-data.

Allowing organization using Fields / Columns etc. and similar features as Calibre or any general Library Manager.

Or a Plugin for Calibre that does the same?

Thoughts?
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You might want to have a look at Mendeley and Citavi - there's a Calibre plugin that imports tags from Mendeley - at least I think that's what it does.

Citavi is quite good but for me the Free version is too restrictive and the Pay4Me version is not worth the money; not because its a bad product - but because I have a very small software budget.

Do a search for both in Mobileread and you should find some threads that discuss them.

PDF's have limited embedded metadata capabilities, and from memory Calibre wont extract much from them anyway. But getting academia, consultancies and institutions to populate their publications with meaningful content is an even bigger uphill battle.

As I understand it to download the metadata as Calibre does from Amazon, GoodReads etc requires the 'publisher' put a documented API library into the public domain and that a publicly accessible metadata repository be made available and that be updated and maintained accurately.

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I do have Mendeley installed and have used it to Sync some Documents between Laptop and iPad. I will look into its ability to pick up MetaData - esp for Research papers.

With Corporate white papers there are limitations to what data is embedded in the PDFs by the authors.

I don't mind that. I might add some of that data as I go along and download/ browse through them.

Now, I've done some of that using the following:
- Mendeley
- PDF Explorer (Great for PDF Metadata adding/ removing/ changing and Renaming Files).

Now I have a mix of PDF and ePUBs in both categories - Published books and Corporate Whitepapers / Presentations.

There in lies the issue of using a Single Source to handle all of them.
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