Stefan Elnabli
Digital Collections
Northwestern University Library

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Avalon Media System (AMIA 2013 poster)

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Poster presentation and demo of Avalon Media System at AMIA 2013 (November 6-9, 2013). Presented by Stefan Elnabli of Northwestern University.

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Avalon Media System (AMIA 2013 poster)

  1. 1. Stefan Elnabli Digital Collections Northwestern University Library • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is Avalon? avalonmediasystem.org Avalon Media System is a freely available tool that enables libraries and archives to easily create, manage and provide controlled online @AvalonMediaSys facebook.com/AvalonMediaSys teaching, learning and research. Funded in and Library Services, Avalon is the product Avalon is built upon major open source technologies: Hydra (Fedora, Solr, . Blacklight) and These technologies emphasize a modular approach rather than a monolithic code base with a “black box” architecture. University and Northwestern University, 2.0 Release Functionality • Playback on desktop browsers and mobile devices (iOS, Android) • Manual or batch file uploading, transcoding, and Teaching with Avalon Students and Researchers • Red5 and Adobe Flash Media Server support • Faceted discovery for browse and search via Blacklight • Stream-level security for desktop and mobile • User roles with hierarchical permissions model • Custom thumbnail creation • New media player for better playback experience • Automated system monitoring Try out Avalon Demo Server http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/try-out-avalon Students and researchers enjoy the benefits of within media items. Structural metadata allows for groups or keep them private Teaching faculty can create clips, playlists, and and structural metadata. Students and researchers can view media when they want, where they want through their desktops or mobile devices. and robust metadata make media easier to find. with course management systems and library systems ease the process of sharing items safely with courses. Why Avalon? For those who are behind the scenes robust access control allows them to share items with groups and individuals more easily and securely. offer content curators the ability IT Departments Avalon supports . This will make it easier for future contributors and users to add or remove parts based on their needs. include Integrated Library Systems, and Fedora digital repository.

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