A survey of Academic Publisher PDF metadata

2012-12-30T23:37:43Z (GMT) by Ross Mounce
<p>This is the corresponding dataset to a blogpost at http://rossmounce.co.uk/2012/12/31/pdf-metadata-why-so-poor/<br><br>It's a simple survey of PDF metadata, across a variety of different academic publishers sampling mostly from PDFs published in the year 2011, or what I could gain access to. All are from the publisher-provided Version of Record PDFs not self-archived pre-prints or other such. I used the CLI tool pdfinfo to extract this metadata.</p> <p> </p> <p>Columns A to K are identifying metadata I supply about each PDF (some fields not complete!). Whilst columns L to V provide the interesting metadata about each PDF.</p> <p> </p> <p>Many of the PDFs sampled are <strong>not </strong>Open Access so (sadly) I cannot provide you with copies to replicate these results.</p>