2009..hmmm, You may have beet me to it John, but I can't say it didn't pop up in my head. The key is you actually did something about it. Thank you for your programming abilities to get something in the direction.
Rhossydd's direction is what I am thinking of. It needs to be on the thumbnail just like Flag, color or star rating, so you see it has a note (otherwize grey-ed out) click it and some popup expands. This would have to get intot the visuals, not something you need to select a image to see in the meta.
This would be the most useful. JRSforums, I don't know what "Copyname" is.
Also, I looked on the site John or a quick refresh on how to install these plugs, and I didn't see it on the BNotes page directing me to any tutorial.
Geez, I hope LR5 final release would have it. It really does add so much more value to managing and cataloging vs emulation of folder structure in Library mode.