Special offer for Climate Notebook users – available through 12/31/12

This past June, IPI introduced eClimateNotebook® (eCNB), a web-based environmental data management system designed to help cultural institutions document, analyze, and improve the storage environment for long-term preservation of collections. At the same time, IPI stopped selling Climate Notebook® desktop software. The last upgrade, for Windows 7 and Vista, was released in September 2010. Software purchased prior to that day may not work with these operating systems or any future upgrades. We would like to encourage Climate Notebook® users to consider a subscription to eCNB, which incorporates the best features of Climate Notebook® and is available as a multi-level subscription product. This special offer is available to institutions that recently purchased Climate Notebook®:

  • If you purchased Climate Notebook® at FULL price between 6/1/2011 and 6/1/2012 you are eligible for a $500 discount off your subscription to eCNB. This discount can be applied to a one year or a multi-year subscription to any eCNB level.
  • If you purchased Climate Notebook® at FULL price between 6/1/2009 and 5/31/2011 you are eligible for a $120 discount off your subscription to eCNB at any level.
  • If you purchased an additional Climate Notebook® site license or a system upgrade between 6/1/2011 and 6/1/2012 you are eligible for a $120 discount off your subscription to eCNB at any level.

Note: This special offer is no longer available. 


The primary advantages of web-based eClimateNotebook™over Climate Notebook desktop software include:

  • All system upgrades—features and functionality—are automatically available to eCNB subscribers. We will continue to support Climate Notebook but there will be no further upgrades to make it compatible with new operating systems.
  • Shared access is easy on eCNB—all institutional users have access to current data from any computer with an internet connection. Climate Notebook could not be used on a network, so updates made on one desktop would not be seen if another institutional user had a copy of Climate Notebook on their own desktop.
  • eCNB is compatible with both PC and Mac platforms—Climate Notebook won't work on a Mac.
  • Technical support from IPI is enhanced since we can log in to your eCNB account and help to diagnose and fix any problems you might have.
  • Data upload is faster and more reliable.
  • Data is safely and securely backed up daily.
  • Professional levels of eCNB include a significant number of collection and data management features that don't exist in Climate Notebook. Once you have entered information into the eCNB Location Hierarchy and the information database you can search, sort, and compare by collection material, collection type, building, or any number of other key fields.
  • The Professional levels of eCNB provide several static reports as well as custom reports, material risk analysis, a searchable Notes system, and the ability to upload associated images.


eClimateNotebook™ Prices and Levels

Free Level

This level accepts data from the PEM2®, original PEM, and DBF files from Climate Notebook®. It includes access to outdoor weather data, IPI’s Dew Point Calculator, graphs with limit lines, Preservation Metrics™ and statistics. You are limited to one institutional user and three location datasets.


Basic and Basic Plus Levels

This level includes all the features in the Free level plus the ability to upload data from most commonly used loggers and produce automated reports. The number of users and location datasets increases to:

Basic                        5 institutional users limit             10 location datasets limit            $120/year

Basic Plus             10 institutional users limit          25 location datasets limit            $300/year


Professional and Professional Plus Levels

Professional levels add a number of key management functions including a hierarchy of storage locations, an associated information database, several compare features, and extensive search options. Pro levels include material-based risk analysis, floor plans and photographs, and a notes system for tracking incidents and activities. Both basic and customizable reports are included.

                  Professional       20 institutional users limit          50 location datasets limit            $600/year

                  Pro Plus                 Unlimited institutional users    Unlimited location datasets      $900/year


Visit the Pricing & Sign Up page for more detail about each eCNB level.