Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Get it while it's hot!

New version of Mendeley is out (0.6.0) - a big rewrite for the folks there - so go grab it. MUCH snappier, much more refined, nicer looking, easier to use, etc. Overall, a very nice improvement. Word of caution - I haven't had a chance to confirm that my database corrupting bug has been squashed, and the file renaming can still cause the issue I posted about earlier (easy enough to remedy). I'll probably try for a full migration later this week.

Speaking of Mendeley, I'll be meeting with one of the creators this weekend, which should be fun. I'm also meeting next Monday with the university task force for enhancing Brown's electronic resources, so hopefully I will learn about some bits and pieces that slipped by my radar. I'll be preparing a rundown of all the various options out there, so once that is compiled, I will post it here.

Sorry about the lack of updates - duty calls...

2 comments:

Iyad said...

I have to tell you, I've tried using Mendeley on my Macbook Pro and its been a big headache. I'm officially pulling the plug and going back to refworks. Things work well enough with the desktop version, but the synchronization with the web site has been a disaster. Maybe I'll try again after a few more revs...

Brandon King said...

Right now I have to agree. I think I mentioned in a previous post that I use it more as a utility than an everyday program/service.

BUT, it gives me some hope that someone is listening to the needs of users. See the post from today for more info on the latest release. I will be keeping a close on on Mendeley because it represents the best prospect for research paper organization bar none.

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