Electronic Logbook

An electronic logbook is a computer based software for recording (logging) states, events or simply conditions used for complex machines like aircraft, nuclear plants, particle accelerators, various areas on board ships replacing paper based logbooks, etc.

This version of a logbook was derived from the old-fashioned paper-based logbooks which have been used in the maritime sector (see also logbook). Today a wide spectrum of different implementations of these electronic logbooks is available, even if most versions are based on the classical client-server approach. Here the electronic logbook serves a client which is in most cases a simple web browser.