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Variations on Video: Building the Next Generation Library Media Management System
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Indiana University, in partnership with Northwestern University, has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from



 to support the creation of a freely available open source software system to enable academic libraries and archives to easily provide online access to their video and audio collections. This grant will run from October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2014.



Learn About the Avalon Project


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

Older documents and project background are linked below.





For introductory information about Avalon, visit our new website.


For more information, please contact the Project Directors:

To join the project listserv, contact Jon Dunn.

Project Documentation


Older documents, to be organized


Technical Documentation

For partners and others wanting to try out the system or install it.

For developers

  • Set up a development environment
  • Visit Avalon on Github

Other tools and places

  • Track development progress across two-week "sprints" via Jira issues
  • Review list of open issues


Old documents, to be organized

Development Partners/Funders

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