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Subject: Dataloggers


From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gregor.trinkaus-randall>
Date: Monday, May 22, 2000
Nelly Balloffet <nbal [at] bestweb__net> writes

>A client is considering buying data loggers to use in archives and
>special library collections rooms and wants advice on better and
>worse brands. I don't have up-to-date information and would like
>suggestions from anyone who has recent experience.

We have been using the Veriteq 2000 dataloggers now for four years.
In 1996, we purchased 50 (We have since bought another 10) of these
dataloggers for a statewide program where we install them in at
least two locations in the library, archives, museum, etc. and one
outside (approximately 15 institutions at a time) for a period of
five (5) months.  Although there have occasionally been problems
because of excess humidity or something else, we have been extremely
satisfied with the dataloggers and their service.  We also have a
couple of Onset Computer's Hobo dataloggers and one of their Hobo
Pro dataloggers.  The former have very little memory while the
latter has a significant amount.  Unlike a previous respondent, I
have not been impressed with the Hobo's software.  I think that the
Veriteq's is much more sophisticated and easy to read.  (Note: my
recollection is that Dickson is using the Veriteq software as well.)
Currently, I also think that Dickson has a datalogger that is
essentially a Veriteq 2000 (my guess only) under the Dickson name.

I would be happy to answer any other questions that arise based on
our experience.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
617-267-9400 or 800-952-7403 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

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