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Indiana University, in partnership with Northwestern University, has been awarded a


grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support work on Avalon development and community building through January, 2017 - with a no-cost extension to July, 2018. In 2011, Indiana University and Northwestern University began to develop Avalon, a freely available open source software system


that enables academic libraries and archives to easily provide online access to their video and audio collections. This



About the Project 

was made possible in part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Learn About the Avalon Project


Avalon 7.2 is now available! Learn what's new and try it out!

The best place to start learning is the Avalon Media System project website

To join one of the project mailing lists or to connect with the project in other ways

Project background documents are linked below.



Variations on Video Project UpdatesPresentations Papers and Reports


On October 2, the Avalon team gave an update for community partners on the Avalon Media System.  If you were unable to attend, you can watch and listen to the webinar recording or view the slides.  If you have any questions comments or feedback, please join our listserv:

For more information, please contact the Project Directors:



To join the project listserv, contact Jon Dunn.

Project Documentation

Developer Documentation

User Stories

Team Process Documentation



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