NEWS FROM BATCALL
05-19-00: New Site. New Site Layout that is easier to use and the
addition of a NEW AND FUNCTIONING DATABASE
AND DOWNLOAD APPLET is scheduled to roll out next Friday 26 March,
Updates. New ANABAT software V6.3d and ANALOOK software V4.8f can
be found at the software download page.
A couple of bug
fixes. This new version of Anabat6 corrects a fault which prevented Anabat
correctly loading a file. Under most circumstances, this would have a
negligible effect, but if the file was full of data points, it would lead
to most of the file becoming invisible.
In Analook, there
was a problem with the TIFF file generation, where the message across
the lower edge of the screen got messed up. Also, I have corrected a problem
pointed out to me by Linda in which points which had been turned off in
LOG screen got turned on again if you changed to LINEAR and back again.
12-01-99: The REAL
The complete Anabat
System Manual by Chris Corben and Michael J. OFarrell is now available.
It includes a diskette containing the latest versions of software and
a mini-reference library of vocal signatures. There are currently two
versions of the reference library: 1) United States/Canada; and, 2) Neotropical.
Both are continually being updated as new species are recorded and available
here on this web site. Cost is US$30/book. Shipping and handling for the
US is US$3.50 and Canada US$4.50. For shipping elsewhere, email for the
price. Future updates of software and reference calls are included. Send
Michael J. O'Farrell
OFarrell Biological Consulting
2912 N. Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89108
06-14-99 : New ANABAT
software V6.1a and ANALOOK software V4.6e can be found at the software
06-11-99 : Bat Call
has added more complete species accounts for all thos occurring in the
western United States. This page can be reached through the library button
below or directly right now.
06-01-99 : Bat Call
has changed names to the Call Observatory and Library. This page can be
reached through the library button below.
04-27-99 : Bat Call
has added ANABAT ANAPRINTS
Anaprints are spectrographs of various bat calls received through anabat.
This page can be reached through the library button below.
03-22-99 : Bat Call
has had a facelift and major redesign.
In an effort to meet the growing needs our users, Bat Call has undergone
major reconstructive surgery. The site is recovering well, but full recovery
is not expected for a few weeks. Please feel free to browse around, but
do be disappointed if full functionality is not immediate.
08-10-98 : Library
The last, but definitely not least, section to be re-designed was the
library section. Since it is the most important section of this web site,
we decided to save it for last so we could spend the most time on it.
You will see changes there for the next few weeks, as we build a library
of spectrographs and a more user-friendly interface to the vast library
of bat calls. Please contact us with your suggestions, as we want to make
this section the best part of the site, and could use your feedback!
08-04-98 : Site Design
In an effort to make the site easier to navigate, as well as to speed
up the load time of the sidebar, we have re-designed the site to use a
simple image map instead of two large lava applets. You should notice
the load times are faster now. We apologize for some sections being unavailable
for the next few days, but everything should be back BETTER than normal
in the next couple of days.
07-07-98 : Access
Titles Updated The page titles displaced on the Access Statistics page
have been updated so that the only items that should be without a description
are the download section pages and files. Items that appear on this list
without a title that are not in the download section should be reported
to the webmaster.
07-06-98 : Message
Forum Entrance Revised
It came to my attention that many people were confused by the request
for a username and password while within the message forums section of
the web site. Therefore I added and introduction page to that section
explaining that users need to register an identity before being able to
use the message forums. If this section still seems unclear, please let
07-06-98 : Post-Upload
We were having trouble categorizing the uploads we have been receiving,
so a post-upload questionnaire has been added to the upload process. Now
you are asked several simple questions about the file you uploaded. Please
take a look, and contribute a few calls if you have time!