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Image RemovedImage RemovedIndiana University, in partnership with Northwestern University, has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the creation of a freely available open source software system to enable academic Image Added

Image AddedImage AddedAvalon Media System is an open source software system for managing and providing access to large collections of digital audio and video. The freely available system enables libraries and archives to easily curate, distribute and provide online access to their video and audio collections. This project, formerly known as Variations on Video, will run from October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2014collections for purposes of teaching, learning and research. The Avalon Community is made up of over a dozen educational, media and open-technology institutions and is part of the broader Samvera Community. The project is led by Indiana University Libraries, with past support from Northwestern University Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Learn About the Avalon Project


Avalon 7.3 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

Older Project background documents and project background are linked below.

For more information, please contact the Project DirectorsDirector:

Older documents, to be organized

Development Partners/Funders

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