On Tuesday 6 July 2021, we will be upgrading from EndNote X9 to EndNote 20 at BU. This is a significant upgrade and if you are a frequent user of EndNote desktop, there are some important changes you need to be aware of as this could have implications on your work:
- There is a significant change to the user interface in EndNote 20, so you may need to familiarise yourself with the new changes and layout.
- During the upgrade we will be moving to 64-bit technology. In practice, this means that once you open an older EndNote library in EndNote 20 (or any EndNote version X9.3 and later) the library will not be backwards compatible with earlier versions of the application (version X9.2 or earlier).
What do I need to do?
If you are a user of EndNote desktop, you should make a compressed backup of your libraries in EndNote X9 in advance of converting them for use in EndNote 20. It may also be useful to read through more detailed information about the impact of the upgrade; this is available in the BU library guide for EndNote desktop.
Virtual drop-in sessions will be scheduled for after the launch to support users making the switch to the upgraded software and to help you familiarise yourself with the new user interface. The Faculty/School library teams are also available to answer any questions you have about EndNote.
How can I access the EndNote upgrade?
- If you currently access EndNote X9 via. AppsAnywhere on a Windows machine, you will see the upgraded version of EndNote 20 added to the list of available applications.
- If you access EndNote X9 on a BU Mac, you can install the upgraded software in the normal way. However, if you are using a personal Mac, please contact BU IT Services to discuss upgrading to EndNote 20.
- If you have EndNote installed locally on a Windows machine, please discuss upgrading to EndNote 20 with BU IT Services.
If you have any questions about the change, the Faculty/School library team and BU IT Services will be able to support you.
Library & Learning Support team