You’d think an established product like EndNote might have run out of ‘development’ steam by version 17, but the World’s most popular, most comprehensive reference managing tool doesn’t show any sign of staying still. Quite the contrary! With customers needs changing all the time and mobile technology opening up new possibilities in accessing, building and sharing research around the clock, across the globe, it seems there’s no limit to EndNote’s growth!
In this latest release, EndNote X7 fulfils several requirements identified by users. Now users can organise their bibliography in Microsoft Word with subheadings for different categories, as well as insert and edit citations, and generate a bibliography in PowerPoint (Windows only). PDF capture and management is easier thanks to a new Auto Import folder. This works in the background to create references from your PDFs, then store them in auto smart groups so they’re easy to track. In addition, you now have the ability to define a PDF naming convention for easier identification of attachments.
There are numerous other tweaks and improvements throughout the software to streamline the research workflow, automate and simplify syncing between web, desktop and mobile libraries and extend EndNote’s citing, writing and reference managing capabilities.
You can visit our EndNote web pages to read more about the latest version, but the real proof of the pudding is in the eating, so why not download a free 30-day demo for Windows here and put the software to the test?
It’s fitting that Adept and Maplesoft should hold their first UK Education Summit at one of the Worlds greatest libraries, The British Library in London, whose 2020 vision highlights how the digital revolution is allowing wider access to information, while the growing demand for innovative mobile services is bringing about new products and services. It’s this exact same trend that prompted Maplesoft to launch their latest initiative called The Mobius Project which uses modern mobile technology to create a richer, accessible technical learning environment that improves comprehension and clarifies concepts. Last week’s event attracted pioneering maths instructors and elearning experts from across the country and gave the developers a chance to introduce this new innovation (which was met with great interest), plus Maplesoft’s future vision for education.
Though there was a packed agenda of guest speakers and presenters, it was the case studies and real life stories that generated most interest. I guess when you see how your peers are overcoming exactly the same challenges you’re facing in your own job, then you’re going to sit up and listen in the hope you’ll be able to apply the same tried and tested solution. After all, whether the maths teaching takes place at A-level, degree or post grad level, it seemed everyone had the same gripes; increased class size, reduced funding, increased workload and varying teaching standards. Teachers are the first ones to admit it can be difficult to keep maths and engineering students ‘switched on’ and engaged for the duration of their learning, while at the same time building the self-driven study skills and exploratory thinking needed to study at university level.
New mobile maths learning technology from Maplesoft addresses these challenges directly. Such tools help to take learning out of the classroom and break away from the traditional, tiresome lesson format to invigorate lessons and ignite interest. They enable teachers and educators to move with the times and cater for the emerging mobile generation of students.
While the event was a useful networking and first hand info-gathering opportunity for attendees, it was equally worthwhile for Maplesoft and the Education Software Team at Adept Scientific, who gained a better understanding of the trends and issues affecting UK educators today.
You can learn more about the latest teaching and assessment solutions from Maplesoft by visiting our webpages. If you’d like to talk about any of the topics discussed during the day, please email email@example.com.
EndNote site licence champions and trainers turned out in force at our VIP briefings last week to gain a sneak peak at EndNote X7, to grill Thomson Reuter’s Senior Director of Product Innovation, Jason Rollins, and take an active role in the software’s development. In fact, the London meeting saw our biggest crowd to date, with over 30 customers eager to air any issues and offer their product suggestions.
It’s great to see that so many of our site licence contacts are keen to take part, particular because these briefings play such an important role in directing the way EndNote develops and ensuring it meets users’ needs; it was feedback from last year’s event that prompted Thomson Reuters to bring forward EndNote X7′s release date to better fit in with the academic calendar.
Attendees got to see what the developers have planned for EndNote in 2013 with a view to advancing the tool to stay ahead in today’s more competitive market place. Thomson Reuters realise that increasingly, our EndNote champions are struggling to justify the cost of an EndNote licence when there are so many free alternatives available. In response, Thomson Reuters has just released FREE EndNote Basic – an enhanced and re-branded version of EndNote Web. EndNote Basic provides the perfect starting point for undergraduates looking for a free web-based reference management solution. Then, as their research grows in the course of their studies and their referencing needs become more demanding, they can progress to EndNote on the desktop and enhanced online functionality. EndNote Basic lets you store up to 50,000 references and 2GB worth of attachments online, search 5 of the most popular database providers and output in 21 of the most popular bibliographic styles.
Why choose EndNote Basic over other free bibliographic tools? Because it forms the first step to using and becoming familiar with one of the most comprehensive reference managing solutions around; a package which is still regarded by many as the industry standard. Any EndNote-experienced students and researchers could be off to a flying start with employers! What’s more, many free referencing tools don’t offer an upgrade route should the reference collection outgrow limited online storage provision. With EndNote Basic, users can quickly and easily move up to the full-featured desktop edition and transfer their entire research at the click of the ‘Sync’ button.
As far as EndNote X7 goes, we can’t reveal too much until it’s officially launched, but we can tell you that search facilities have been improved and Thomson are still expanding PDF management tools. What’s more, new reference types available with the latest release also reflect the growing importance of social media. Stay tuned to our blog for more detailed information about new features.
These meetings are a annual occurrence so if you missed out on this year’s events, why not register for the EndNote JISCmail discussion list to make sure you’re first in line for the 2014 VIP briefings?
Last week, Maplesoft launched a brand new version of their system-level modelling software – MapleSim 6.1. Importantly, this latest release lets users take advantage of all the enhancements of Maple 17, including an improved computation engine and interface, a new code editor, new signal processing tools, plus improved subscript handling, and much more.
MapleSim 6.1 also offers increased robustness and impressive performance improvements for faster simulations that display results sooner. Users also gain extended flexible tools for manipulating, simulating and programmatically analysing MapleSim models in Maple. Expanded connectivity options make it even easier to integrate MapleSim into your toolchain; connectivity add-ons and connectors are now available for JMAG®-RT, FMI, Simulink®, NI LabVIEW™ , NI Veristand™ , dSPACE® systems, B&R Automation Studio and VI-CarRealTime™. MapleSim 6.1 also offers improved support of Modelica functions and algorithms for high end, open, object-orientated sysyem-level modelling, simulation and analysis.
If you need state-of-the-art physical modelling capability and faster results, look no further than MapleSim 6.1.
We’re very excited about co-hosting the first ever UK Maplesoft Education Summit next month on 9th May at The British Library in London. We’re bringing together elearning professionals, maths teachers, professors and lecturers, as well as education software experts to discuss how online and mobile technologies could provide educators with new ways to make better use of their time, explore technical concepts, improve comprehension and assess understanding.
We know it can often be difficult to take time out of work to attend these kinds of events, especially for course leaders who must organise cover for their lessons, but we really urge any interested parties to make time in their busy schedules to join us. We know delegates will be amazed by what they can do with the Maplesoft education tools and resources already available and how these tools could literally revolutionise how they create, deliver and grade lessons – we’re talking interactive Maple Apps and a collaboration-enabling Maple Cloud, ready made class content and instant, intelligent grading.
Learn more about the summit and view the full agenda.
This summit is FREE to attend, so if you’d like to take part, simply call 01462 489134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place before the registration closing date of Thursday 2nd May.
From 15th-24th March 2013 National Science & Engineering Week shines the spotlight on how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives, and aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. In line with this year’s theme of ‘invention and discovery’, we wanted to share with your our giant, full colour wall poster that demonstrates how maths has helped us utilise and benefit from the top technological achievements of the twentieth century, and how it still continues to drive innovation.
Click here to download your poster as a PDF or request a copy by post.
With World Maths Day and World Science Day taking place this week, what better time to think about new and innovative ways to improve STEM education in schools? Adept Scientific offer several renowned software tools with proven track records of helping students learn core concepts more quickly, create error-free projects, heighten understanding and improve grades – no matter what the subject.
Maths problem solving tool, Maple, helps students to get engaged in maths learning with realistic applications, examples and explorations that provide a practical, real-life aspect to their work. Lessons are interactive and brought to life through dynamic demonstrations that incorporate amazing graphics, visualisations, and animations. Students learn and understand more in less time.
Popular laboratory staple ChemDraw makes drawing chemical structures easy and helps students to produce professional, chemically accurate write-ups everytime. It’s an ideal tool for teaching chemistry at every level, providing tools for predicting physical properties, generating structures from chemical names and vice versa.
On World Maths Day and World Science Day, why not make a world of difference to your lessons with techncial software tools to enrich your classroom and boost learning?
This Valentine’s Day, Adept Scientific held a charity event to raise funds for a new playroom for the Lister children’s ward. Efforts involved baking love-themed goods for sale, dressing up, dressing down, and dressing in red.
Adept Scientific was awash with red on the 14th and the cakes were flying from the kitchen faster than we could plate them. Overall, it was a fun and successful day, and those who contributed to baking, buying or dressing up/down helped to raise a grand total of £201.34.
Have you planned any fundraising activities this year? We’d love to hear about it.
Tomorrow, 9th February is National Libraries Day! So while you’re celebrating your local library and the library staff who strive to connect you with the information you need, why not check out two new tools from Thomson Reuters that streamline research and provide referencing tools wherever your discoveries happen – in the library or on the go. We’re talking about the eagerly anticipated EndNote iPad app and a new free RefScan iPhone app.
The EndNote iPad app enables EndNote X6 users to easily find and import references from online databases into their EndNote library, then use the EndNoteSync capability to update, manage, share and synchronise their references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web with just one click. Find out more, buy and download now!
Thomson Reuters’ RefScan app lets users simply search for published material on their iPhone or scan the DOIs from printed documents to quickly look up in Web of Knowledge. Then they can store their findings in their own free, password-protected library in EndNote Web to retrieve anytime, anywhere with internet access. Find out more and download free now.
Maplesoft has just announced a brand new version of their popular testing and assessment tool for technical maths-based subjects. The new Maple T.A. Cloud question repository, which is integrated seamlessly into Maple T.A. 9.0, makes it easy to collaborate on and share content within the teaching community. Thousands of questions from calculus, statistics, engineering and other subjects are already available, saving teachers valuable preparation time with ready-made public content which can be used and modified for their own classes.
Maple T.A. also offers fully flexible adaptive testing at the assignment level, enabling teachers to automatically adjust questions to suit each student’s abilities. In this way, teachers can accommodate high-ability students while supporting and motivating less advanced students. This latest version is also capable of handling larger classes, offers enhanced assignments and questions types, provides more customisation options, and much more!
Initially, Maple T.A. 9 will be available for Maplesoft-hosted customers only. A shippable version of Maple T.A. will be available in the spring. Please contact Adept Scientific if you have any questions or if you’d like to add Maple T.A. onto your Maple chest licence.
Click here to find out more online or download the latest brochure here