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Subject: PEM/Climate Notebook field trial

PEM/Climate Notebook field trial

From: Doug Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Monday, February 19, 2001
This is to inform the conservation community that we have four
spaces open in the field trial. Some of the institutions that
signed-up initially for the field trial did not realize that the
training session was a mandatory part of the field trial. As a
result, we've had a few institutions drop-out along the way. At this
point there are four open places available on a first come first
served basis. Participants must attend either the two-day training
session here in Rochester March 5 and 6 or the session in New York
City, March 26 and 27.

As a reminder, the purposes of the field trial are

    a.  to evaluate the Preservation Environment Monitor (PEM) and
        the Climate Notebook Software

    b.  to collect data on the quality of institutional environments
        by institution type and climatic regions (no institutional
        names to be used.)

Responsibilities of the participants are

    1.  Make a good faith effort to use the PEM and Climate Notebook

    2.  Provide a written evaluation of the system after a year or
        more of use. (IPI will provide a form to fill out.)

    3.  E-mail data summaries from Manager View to IPI on a regular
        basis (monthly is suggested).

    4.  Report bugs and problems by e-mail or phone.

    5.  Attend a 2-day training session.

IPI will provide two (2) PEMs plus a copy of the most current
version of the Climate Notebook Software on a CD. Institutions may
purchase additional PEMs at $975 each and additional memory cards at
$125 each. As the software is updated to remove bugs and other
problems, each institution will be provided with a the update,
probably as a new installation. IPI will provide full technical
support for both the PEM and the Climate Notebook during the field
trial. Participating institutions are allowed and encouraged to load
the Climate Notebook onto any number of PCs in their institution.
However, they are not allowed to give, lend, or sell the Climate
Notebook to other institutions.

Regrettably, due to the funding arrangements for this project,
participants are limited to the US only.

Interested institutions should contact Trish Vanable at IPI as soon
as possible by phone at 716-475-2843, by Fax: at 716-475-7230, or by
email at fieldtrl [at] rit__edu. Let me emphasize that there are only four
(4) available openings.

Douglas Nishimura
Research Scientist
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:46
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Received on Monday, 19 February, 2001

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