It’s probably the most famous children’s hospital in the world. Over the past 162 years Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has saved or transformed the lives of thousands upon thousands of children. It’s also a centre of pioneering research in paediatric medicine, with an impressive record of innovation in cancer, heart and lung diseases, neuroscience, immunology and more.
As at all major research institutes, clinical researchers at GOSH use EndNote bibliographic software to locate and cite the vast literature resources in paediatric medicine. But until recently, and through a technical anomaly (researchers at GOSH actually work for a separate organisation), hands-on medical staff haven’t had the same access to EndNote except by buying an individual licence – not an affordable proposition for over 200 staff.
An interesting new case study describes how a senior librarian at GOSH, determined to provide equal access to such an essential research resource, overcame financial and organisational hurdles to ensure clinical as well as research staff are now able to use EndNote via a site licence. That means they’re able to keep abreast of all the latest literature, therapies and techniques – and the ultimate beneficiaries are, of course, the children they treat.
We already know just how important libraries, librarians and information professionals are! They do an amazing job of providing people with access to the information they need to further their knowledge and support their work. Our top-selling referencing tool, EndNote, can help to make their job easier – improving research productivity and managing literary information for library staff and users alike. That’s why librarians are a key focus for us, not just on National Libraries Day this Saturday, but for the whole year round! In fact, we’ll always jump at the chance to meet these champions of discovery and that’s why we’ll be attending four upcoming events this year aimed at librarians and information professionals. Look out for the Adept Scientific EndNote stand.
Jisc Digital Festival
11th – 12th March 2014, Hall 3 ICC Birmingham
UKSG Conference 2014 and Exhibition
14-16 April 2014, HIC Harrogate
LILAC Annual Conference 2014
23-25 April 2014, Sheffield Hallam University
Health Libraries Group Conference 2014 (CILIP)
24-25 July 2014, Examination Schools Oxford
Check out Adept’s events page to learn more and link through to individual event registration pages.
Last week, our bibliographic software specialists exhibited at the largest event dedicated to the information industry – Online Information 2011 – at Olympia, London.
The event showcased some of the best products and services available for the information and information management industries. Our team was there to demonstrate the new features of Thomson Reuter’s EndNote X5 including the new PDF viewer and reference updater tools. We also got a very privileged sneak peek at the EndNote iPad app that’s in development and planned for release some time in 2012. This fab new tool will let you gather online references, read, edit and annotate PDFs, then email them to colleagues, all on your iPad. The iPad tablet is a perfect compliment to EndNote desktop where users will find the most advanced support for publishing their research. Watch this space for more updates on the EndNote iPad app!
If you couldn’t make it to this year’s event, you can still experience the best bibliographic tools by visiting our biblio software webpages where you can find out more, download trials and brochure for EndNote, EndNote Web and Reference Manager.