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Avalon Media System (DLF 2013 poster)


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Poster presentation and demo of Avalon Media System at DLF 2013 (November 4-6, 2013).
Presented by Jon W Dunn and Julie Hardesty of Indiana University and Andrea Zielke of Northwestern University.

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Avalon Media System (DLF 2013 poster)

  1. 1. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is Avalon Media System? Avalon 2.0 The architecture of Avalon is designed to be modular and extensible in order to support integration into and with other academic systems, including integrated library systems, learning management systems, and eventually, scholarly annotation and research tools. Integrations ILS LMS, websites Authentication Authorization Archival Storage Users Avalon Media System Hydrant Rails App OmniAuth CanCan Fedora Hydra Head Solr Media Player (mediaelement.js) Blacklight Matterhorn Rubyhorn Media Server Search Browse View Ingest Describe Manage Desktop, Mobile All Users Browser, Drop box Collection Staff Andrea Zielke Northwestern University Library What’s next for Avalon? Avalon software releases are scheduled every 3 months. This schedule of features is subject to change as more input of required functionality from the community helps to shape Avalon. The Avalon Media System is a robust, fully open source solution for curating and providing online access to digital audio and video collections in libraries and archives. The system is being developed collaboratively by the libraries at Indiana University and Northwestern University, in partnership with ten additional institutions that have committed resources for testing, evaluation, and feedback. The system leverages a number of other open source tools. In addition to the Hydra framework and Blacklight discovery interface, audio and video processing and playback capabilities are based on technology from the Opencast Matterhorn project, metadata persistence is provided by the Fedora digital repository system, and metadata indexing is provided by Apache Solr. Jon W. Dunn Indiana University Libraries Avalon 2.0, released in October 2013, provides: • A new media player, based on mediaelement.js, that works in desktop and mobile web browsers • A hierarchical permissions model that supports a flexible approach to collections-based content management • Ingest and management functionality built using the Ruby on Railsbased Hydra framework • Faceted discovery for browse and search via Blacklight • Manual or batch file uploading, transcoding and metadata (MODS) • Authentication (LDAP, CAS, OmniAuth) • Authorization – share resources with individuals and groups or keep them private • Stream-level security for desktop and mobile • Integration with Red5 and Adobe Flash Media Server • Customized thumbnails by taking a “snapshot” or specifying a timepoint • Support for automated system monitoring, includes an About page • Migration tools to move content and user groups from Avalon 1.0 to 2.0 For more information Try out Avalon! Request access to our demo server or download installers at Conduct a pilot at your institution – visit our website for more information. @AvalonMediaSys Avalon deployment scenario Avalon will be deployable in a wide variety of arrangements, operating in conjunction with existing integrated library systems, repositories, lecture capture systems, streaming servers, and other video environments, or in a standalone configuration. Project information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.