I was hoping someone would have an idea of how I could solve (or get started on solving) an issue with my PDF collection in my shared lab folder.
I have several project folders with article pdfs that my team has collected. I’d like to create a list of the PDFs we have collected across folders so that new team members can use the list to see whether we have an article and where to find it.
Is there a way to create a list that includes the name of the article in the metadata (or pdf name), pulls the meta-data so it can integrate the author and publication year, and include the link location (possibly with a link?). Would it be possible to auto-update based on added pdfs and removed pdfs? Possibly also listing duplicates.
Someone suggested Houdaspot at the mac power users forum, but I've only been able to narrow down the list to pdf, show file path, and authors.
Is there a way to input year of publication (not modification or creation)?
Is there a way to make this a pdf that auto updates?
The smart folders export function could have been an alternative approach, but by cloud service (Box) doesn't sync these folders.