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 lab folder. I have several individuals working form one Box folder (it’s like Dropbox but mostly focused on big organizations).
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 they found or are looking for.
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.
I have these folders synced to my desktop at work so I can use haze scripts and apple scripts. It would have to scan through subfolders.
I know I could use something like DEVONthink, which is fine for personal use, but not all my students have DEVONthink.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?