The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is preparing to launch an upgraded version of eClimateNotebook.
Our focus for the new design is an improved user experience, and an upgraded infrastructure to support future features and new functionality. The new version includes enhanced data analysis tools, streamlined data management pages, responsive/mobile friendly design, and improved educational resources. Each subscription level will have access to all the data analysis, data manager, and reporting features and functionality eClimateNotebook has to offer. A new pricing model also accompanies this launch.
IPI's Preservation Metrics® quantify preservation risks associated with environmental data and inform decision making that can improve preservation conditions.
Easy to upload and organize temperature and relative humidity data from a wide range of dataloggers. Uploading up to 25 datasets at once saves time and improves workflows.
Multiple institutional users can have secure and immediate access to environmental data from anywhere. Reviewing data together on shared screens promotes interdepartmental collaboration and communication.
Clear, concise, and well-designed reports effectively summarize environmental data for a variety of purposes including collaboration on preservation environmental management, and documentation of environmental conditions for facility reports and loan agreements.
IPI’s mission is to support the preservation of cultural heritage collections and IPI preservation experts support eCNB subscribers and provide consulting services on all aspects of preservation environmental management.
IPI staff can assist with software technical problems at no charge, and can provide beginner-level to advanced-level training through remote screen sharing sessions.
This new pricing model is informed by market analysis that included a 2020 survey of eCNB users, and projections for annual maintenance, ongoing upgrades, and regular software development to add new features and functionality informed by IPI’s research program. An Enterprise subscription option has been created, with enhanced administration capabilities to improve data management across multiple sites or facilities within a single organization (see FAQs below for additional information). If you are new to eClimateNotebook, a 6-month free trial with the ability to evaluate 3 locations is also available to test the software.
The new version will be launched in early 2024. An exact launch date has not yet been defined. IPI will communicate to eCNB users the launch date, as well as the dates of a brief maintenance period in which the software will be offline to migrate from the legacy to the new version, a couple weeks in advance of the launch.
All existing, active eClimateNotebook accounts will be migrated and accessible in the new version as of the launch date. Current account logins will remain functional, and all location datasets will be migrated. The new subscription level assigned to existing paid subscriptions will be as follows: Basic to Level I, Basic Plus to Level II, Professional to Level III, and Professional Plus to Level IV. Existing Free accounts will convert to a Free Trial expiring May 1, 2024.
The new version of eClimateNotebook includes an enhanced data uploader, streamlined data management pages, responsive/mobile friendly design, and improved education resources. Each subscription level will have access to all the data analysis, data manager, and reporting features and functionality of the software. The redesigned data uploader expands eClimateNotebook’s compatibility with a variety of dataloggers.
IPI continues to provide recalibration and repair services for PEM2 dataloggers. Additional information about PEM2 support and troubleshooting.
A new uploader enhances eClimateNotebook's compatibility with a wide range of dataloggers. IPI has a partnership with Onset, maker of HOBO dataloggers, that allows eClimateNotebook subscribers to save 5% off the price of HOBO monitoring products that are eClimateNotebook compatible. Datalogger options include manual or wireless .CSV file exports that can then be uploaded to eClimateNotebook. Visit https://www.onsetcomp.com/eClimateNotebook for more information. Use promotional code eClimateNotebook5 at the time of purchase to save. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will be returned to IPI to support our mission.
The new Enterprise subscription level allows an organization to have multiple accounts within a single subscription. Organization administrators are able to access all of the accounts within an Enterprise subscription, while data managers and data analysts are assigned access to one or more account(s).
For example, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) may want an Enterprise subscription to consolidate collections environmental monitoring across campus into one eClimateNotebook subscription. Within an Enterprise subscription multiple accounts can be created. For instance, the ideal RIT subscription might include 3 accounts to monitor: 1) the University Library, 2) the University Gallery, 3) the University Archive. Subscription administrators can access all three accounts and assign access for data managers and data analysts. A data manager may only be able to access the University Library account, or perhaps has access to both the University Library and University Archive, but no access to the University Gallery account. Access levels and accounts are determined by the subscription administrators.
The minimum cost of an Enterprise subscription is $2,000 to monitor up to 150 locations (across all accounts, not per account). For subscriptions requiring more than 150 locations pricing is based on the number of locations needed. Contact us for a custom quote.