Call for the Establishment of a VibroLibrary at the Animal Sound Archive Berlin

  • Karl-Heinz FrommoltEmail author
  • Hannelore Hoch
  • Andreas Wessel
Part of the Animal Signals and Communication book series (ANISIGCOM, volume 6)


The Animal Sound Archive (Tierstimmenarchiv) of the Museum of Natural History Berlin (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) is one of the oldest and largest collections of animal sounds worldwide. It was founded in 1951 by Günter Tembrock and comprises now more than 18,000 hours of audio material. During the last decades, the animal sound archive has been transferred from a collection of analogue tape recordings toward a completely digital collection. Recordings can be shared for scientific and educational purposes using the web-based infrastructure. The biotremology community is invited to use the infrastructure of the Animal Sound Archive to establish a VibroLibrary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Heinz Frommolt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hannelore Hoch
    • 1
  • Andreas Wessel
    • 1
  1. 1.Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity ScienceBerlinGermany

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