Early Wildlife Recordings
Recordings featured on the 1953 HMV publication Songs of British Birds have recently been added to the Early Wildlife Recordings online collection. Archival copies of the complete four disc set were digitised by audio engineers in the Sound Archive’s Technical Services Department, thereby bringing more works of Ludwig Koch into the digital age. A brief overview of the publication can be found on the ASR blog and all recordings can be listened to here.
An updated and expanded version of the Wildlife Sounds Select Bibliography is now available on the Research Resources webpage. The bibliography is subdivided into three main sections covering general interest, recording techniques and archives and bioacoustics textbooks. The document also includes a list of relevant periodicals, all of which can be accessed in the British Library Reading Rooms. The bibliography is by no means complete, but does provide the reader with a wide range of literature relating to the fields of wildlife and environmental sound recording.