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Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources

To: Shira G <>
Subject: Re: Bioacoustic sound library resources
From: Orlando Acevedo-Charry <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 17:29:06 +0000
Dear Shira et al.,

This is a really nice exercise. I am currently coordinating the Environmental Sound Collection at the Humboldt Institute in Colombia (IAvH-CSA). This sound library includes almost 23.000 sound archives mainly of birds (+85%) but also some frogs, mammals, and insects from Colombia. Although we have not yet our platform to visualize or work with the sound archive, the entire collection is available to research purposes (NO commercial license available). We also are collaborating with Macaulay Library to use their platform and give to the general public a "user-friendly" way to access our collection. Furthermore, I want to compare our collection with other sound archives in terms of 1) data accessibility and loans open to users (by request), 2) data storage type and quality (do they have first-generation safety copies stored off-site?), 3) geographic coverage, 4) history of each collection (based on the year of foundation), 5) taxonomic coverage. Thus, I have created this spreadsheet to fulfill with your information. Could you all please help me fulfilling the information in there?

Thanks and looking forward,

Orlando A.  Acevedo - Charry MSc

El mar., 19 mar. 2019 a las 5:12, Shira G (<>) escribió:
Dear All,

I hope the approach of Spring is bringing lovely calls your way.

Attached is my finalized list of resources where you can obtain various animal sounds and the license to use them. I appreciate those of you that wrote me back to help the list grow; I am sure there are still more locations.  I think the  ASA Technical Committee on Animal Bioacoustics will also post this information on their website.

If in the future, you want to collaborate on a video project or are in the need of some graphic arts to help explain your research please do not hesitate to contact me.



Shira D. Gordon, Ph.D.
@ SheRockScience (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram)

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 1:58 PM Shira G <> wrote:
Dear Colleagues,

At the end of this email, I compiled a list of 16+ sound libraries containing different animals.   I classified them according to their copyright license requirements, to the best of what I could find.  I figured others in the community may appreciate these resources too.  I am sure I am missing several so please feel free to add to the list!   Please reply to me (or the whole group if appropriate) with any comments, corrections to make, and/or questions.

In brief, after years of conducting sound and vibration research, I am now a freelance science communicator.  In part, this includes creating videos. Videos are best with sound and I am sure at one point I will want to use the sounds of animals that I have not personally recorded. 

As part of my freelance work, I also do writing, editing, graphics, and well...whatever else my imagination creates.  If you are interested in working with me on a project, please feel free to contact me.  Honestly, I am still building my different types of freelance work and welcome suggestions. 



Shira D. Gordon, Ph.D.
@ SheRockScience (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram)

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