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Avalon at the University of Virginia

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Mike Durbin presented "Avalon at the University of Virginia" as part of the "Avalon Media System: Implementation and Community" session at the 2014 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum on October 28, 2014.

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Avalon at the University of Virginia

  1. 1. AVALON at the University Of Virginia
  2. 2. Use Cases ●Current oAccess to licensed AV resources oPreservation/Access to rare/unique AV materials oAccess to recordings of lecture series’ ●Impending oConcert Recordings ●Considered oElectronic Reserves
  3. 3. Current Media “Solutions” ●Hosted solutions oKaltura oShared Shelf ●Local “systems” ofiles somewhere oMARC in SIRSI oSolr records presented in blacklight
  4. 4. Implementation Timeframe ●July 2014 Production roll-out for VIVA consortium oshibboleth access to up to 39 colleges and universities at 55 campuses ●Fall 2014 Avalon → Blacklight pipeline ●Fall 2014 steady increase in content ●Fall 2014 Master File Integration with Fedora 4 ●Spring 2015 AP Trust integration ●Spring 2015 Course Reserves (maybe)
  5. 5. Implementation Resources ½ FTE AV Conservator with project manager hat ¼ FTE Software Engineer Sprinkling of UX engineers Dash of emerging technologies consultation Healthy heaping of Dev-Ops heavy lifting Bake for 6 months
  6. 6. Production Setup Avalon VM Rails (RVM) Fedora Solr Transcoding Hardware Matterhorn F5 Load Balancer Firewall Hardware Streaming Red5 Hardware Streaming Red5
  7. 7. Ideal Production Setup Avalon VM Rails (RVM) Transcoding Hardware Matterhorn F5 Load Balancer Firewall Hardware Streaming Red5 Hardware Streaming Red5 Shared Fedora Box Shared Solr Box Second Matterhorn Worker Box
  8. 8. Needed features ●Time-based access restrictions ●Custom thumbnails ●Collection-specific handling of master files ●Specification of offset in URLs ●EBU-Core RDF metadata
  9. 9. Future of the Community Want Need to stay in sync with the community ●prompt upgrades ●push changes upstream

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