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Variations on Video: Building the Next Generation Library Media Management System

Indiana 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 libraries and archives to easily 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, 2014.

Learn About the Avalon Project


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 documents and project background are linked below.

For more information, please contact the Project Directors:

Older documents, to be organized

Technical Documentation

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

For developers

Other tools and places


Old documents, to be organized

Development Partners/Funders