Macaulay Library Audio and Video Col…

Occurrence dataset published by Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Summary

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Macaulay Library Audio and Video Collection

Description

The Macaulay Library is the world's largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings. Our mission is to collect and preserve recordings of each species' behavior and natural history, to facilitate the ability of others to collect and preserve such recordings, and to actively promote the use of these recordings for diverse purposes spanning scientific research, education, conservation, and the arts.

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Administrative contact
Greg Budney
Curator of Audio
Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology - 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2406
Metadata author
Edwin Scholes III, Ph.D.
Curator of Video
Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology - 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-1115
Originator
Edwin Scholes III, Ph.D.
Curator of Video
Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology - 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-1115

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Publication Date

Oct 16, 2014

Registration Date

Aug 5, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The archive includes more than 175,000 audio recordings covering 75 percent of the world's bird species, with an ever increasing numbers of insect, fish, frog, and mammal recordings as well. The more recently established video archive includes over 50,000 clips, representing over 3,500 species.

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Animalia (Animals)

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The Macaulay Library regularly undertakes recording expeditions to increase the breadth and depth of vocalizations and behaviors in the archive. In recent years we have targeted regions with a high di… more

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Geographic Coverage

The Macaulay Library regularly undertakes recording expeditions to increase the breadth and depth of vocalizations and behaviors in the archive. In recent years we have targeted regions with a high diversity of species that are not yet well covered. See our Big Year Expeditions website (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/bigyear) detailing our efforts in 2007 to record North American birds in Alaska, Florida, Nova Scotia, and Texas. Between 2008-2010, expeditions visited the Canadian Arctic, Guatemala, South Carolina, Texas, western Mexico, the Great Basin and the Louisiana Gulf coast.

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Associated parties

Principal investigator
Mike Webster, Ph.D.
Director and Robert G. Engel Associate Professor of Ornithology
Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2493
Programmer
Brian Maltzan
Lead Software Engineer
Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2129
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley