Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

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Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by alanterra » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:45 am

I have tried to add two references this way, and both have come in blank. I suspect something changed at JSTOR.

My last attempt was this link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/41226135

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by Jon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm

I was able to add that URL via quick add. Make sure any firewall settings weren't changed.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by alanterra » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm

Hmm. I have no idea what is broken at my end. If I figure it out, I'll report it here in case it helps others. Thx.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:41 pm

Perhaps related – I'm getting blank references today when I attach JStor pdfs (by downloading in Safari, then dragging them into Bookends) e.g. this one: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2156021
And the same with the one in the previous post in this thread, which I just tested.

I haven't changed anything as far as I know. No updates of anything recently; no changes in System Preferences or Bookends Preferences.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by Jon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:58 pm

You'll have to send me an example, the PDF costs $36 to download.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:48 pm

Sorry! I've just sent both the pdfs mentioned in this thread.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:04 pm

But anyway, it doesn't seem to be anything specific about those papers. I've just tried a different random paper from JStor with the same -null- result. I can send you that one too, of course, if it would help.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:11 pm

Two more things:
1) The references aren't totally blank: after attaching the pdf they have just the JSTOR URL in the URL field. All other fields are empty.
2) I've just now Verified, Reindexed and Repaired the database, and tried again to attach a JSTOR pdf, with the same result: a reference blank except for the JSTOR URL.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by Jon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:20 pm

Thanks for the PDFs. They both imported fine here, with full detail. And if it's importing the URL obviously it's working. I wonder if the import filter was changed. I'll send you the ones we ship.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:58 pm

Received - many thanks, Jon!

About to travel for few days. I will deal with this with Jon by email and post back here when there's any useful news.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by Jon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:47 am

When I use a different Mac I see the same problem you do. It seems the response from JSTOR can vary, perhaps as a function of whether the request is coming from a JSTOR subscriber or not. I'll have to investigate some more and come up with a solution for both situations.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by Jon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:07 pm

There were major changes made by JSTOR that affect importing references when the institution has access privileges. The import code will be updated to deal with this in the next release.

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Re: Has Quick Add via JSTOR stopped working?

Post by nicka » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:26 pm

That's great! Many thanks for having looked into this.

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