I’d like to be able to preserve the ‘Added to Library’ and ‘Last Modified’ date information in one Endnote library when copying references to a ‘master’ library. As best I can figure, the way to do this *would* be to copy the content of those fields to a spare ‘Custom’ field before exporting – the only problem being that those two fields don’t appear in the list under ‘Change and Move Fields…’. I can see you wouldn’t want to allow users to change them, but a copy would be nice as it’s important information (to me, anyway).
Sound like an item for suggestions! – that would need to be another “copy” request function, as there is no way currently to copy Endnote generated fields. I have asked multiple times for a similar facility to include the old record number when transfering to a new libary. Otherwise, the only way to achieve this would be to export the library to a file with a modified output style to write that information to the new fields and then import it with a filter, identifying the field you would like the information to go. A bit of a cludge.
Thanks. That confirms my suspicion that there’s no easy solution… for now. I’ll try to persuade the developers to get on the case by posting a suggestion.