In the past few weeks, several users reported that Docear could not retrieve metadata more from Google Scholar any more. It took as a while, but now we found and fixed the problem – hopefully. We need your help to test if the fixed version really works well for all of you (it’s very hard to test for us because Google Scholar often did not block us while it did block some users).
Here is how you can install the new Google Scholar PDF Metadata Retrieval Library:
- Close Docear if it’s currently running
- Download the Google Scholar library.
- Replace the existing library with the new one. You find your old library in a path like C:\Program Files (x86)\Docear\plugins\org.docear.plugin.bibtex\lib\
- Start Docear
- Request metadata 🙂
Please let us know if the new library works, in particular if you had problems with the old one. Please note that even with the new library you might enter captchas occasionally. However, with the old library, captchas were occurring again and again for some users. This problem should be fixed (after entering the captcha correctly, you should be able to retrieve metadata at least for a few dozens of PDFs).