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Environmental Protection Agency SCRIBE Overview  

Scribe is a software tool developed by EPA to assist in the process of managing environmental data. Scribe captures sampling, observational, and monitoring field data. Scribe can import electronic data deliverables (EDD) from analytical laboratories, location data from a global positioning systems (GPS), or data generated using real-time analytical methods. An associated program called Scriblets is used to capture and import sampling and monitoring data collected on handheld portable data assistants (PDA).


SCRIBE Home Site
  • Data Acquisition
  • Form/Label Generation
  • Database
  • Input
  • Tabular File: *.txt, *.xls, *.mdb
  • Graphical File:NA
  • Output
    • Tabular File: *.htm, *.txt, *.xls, *.rtf
    • Graphical File: NA
    • Print Report: Yes
    • Metals
    • Chlorinated Solvents
    • SVOCs
    • Pesticides/PCBs
    • Petroleum
    • Radionuclides
    • Soil Sediment
    • Soil Gas
    • Air
    • Surface Water
    • Groundwater
    Technical Team Members
    • General technical staff familiar with sampling and field work.
    SCRIBE - data loading
    • Data may be loaded manually or in an electronic file.
    • There are no error checking utilities to verify that the electronic data have been loaded successfully.
    • Sample location coordinates output from a global positioning system (GPS) may be entered electronically.
    SCRIBE - graphic loading
    • Not applicable.
    SCRIBE - logical flow
    • The layout contains a logical flow pattern that a novice can use to create a sampling event.
    SCRIBE - expert knowledge
    • Without expert knowledge, it is still possible for the user to complete a sampling event by following logical steps.
    • Some knowledgeof database functions is required to filter data results and set up views.
    SCRIBE - documentation
    • Documentation is not available.
    • Help menus did not provide much information.
    SCRIBE - output
    • SCRIBE allows tabular output such as Microsoft Excel files, internet files, and text files.
    • SCRIBE will produce sample labels and chain-of-custody forms.
    SCRIBE - sources
    • Version 3.1 downloaded November 12, 2004.
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