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Today

From the pioneering efforts of Doc Allen and Peter Kellogg to the innovation and dedication of staff and volunteers over the past several decades, the Macaulay Library is now one of the world’s preeminent scientific research collections. The dawning of the “information age” brings great potential and challenges as we seek to fulfill our mission. At the Macaulay Library we aim to:

  • Grow the collection. Growth of the audio and video collections will continue at a global scale, primarily through partnerships with professional and citizen scientists to expand our network of recordists. We will empower this network by training and supporting recordists, particularly in developing areas around the globe.
  • Access. As the Macaulay Library archive continues to expand, a growing challenge is the ability to access and use the information within. We will develop ever-more sophisticated tools to allow users to explore the collection and to find the information and assets they need for research, education, and conservation.