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Avalon Media System Community Update Webinar

Webinar for the Avalon Media System Project (formerly Variations on Video) on October 2, 2012. Presenters Jon Dunn and Mark Notess

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Avalon Media System Community Update Webinar

  1. 1. Update  for  Community  Partners  on  the  Avalon  Media  System   Community Partners Webinar October 2, 2012
  2. 2. Using  the  Webinar  Platform •  Participants’ microphones have been muted•  Use the Chat Window to post questions or if you are experiencing technical difficulties•  Type your question in the Chat window & hit ‘enter’•  Webinar is being recorded Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 2
  3. 3. Today’s  Speakers •  Jon Dunn o  Interim Assistant Dean for Library Technologies and Digital Libraries, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries•  Mark Notess o  Manager, Teaching and Learning Systems Development, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 3
  4. 4. Agenda •  Project overview & status•  Demo•  Release 1•  Plans beyond Release 1•  Partner survey Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 4
  5. 5. Project  Overview •  Funded in part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services•  Implementation grant: September 2011 – October 2014•  Partnership between Indiana University and Northwestern University Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 5
  6. 6. Project  Partners  and  Collaborators  Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 6
  7. 7. Development  Team Indiana University Northwestern University•  Jon Dunn, project director •  Stu Baker, project director•  Chris Colvard, lead developer •  Steve DiDomenico, scrum•  Phuong Dinh, developer master•  Julie Hardesty, metadata •  Stefan Elnabli, metadata/ analyst preservation specialist•  Brianna Marshall, project •  Michael Klein, lead developer assistant •  Karen Miller, metadata analyst•  Mark Notess, product owner/ •  Julie Rudder, product owner manager •  Claire Stewart, product owner/•  Nathan Rogers, developer director •  Andrea Zielke, project assistant Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 7
  8. 8.   Project  Objectives  Goal: Create an open source system to enablelibraries and archives to provide online access tovideo and audio collections•  Digital audio/video management and delivery system, focused on needs of libraries and archives•  Follow an agile, open source development model•  Leverage existing technologies, where feasible•  Communicate and market the project broadly to increase awareness and grow the community of users and developers Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 8
  9. 9.  Project  Progress  •  Most of development team hired•  Trained on Agile Development•  Release 0, July 2012 – announced and available on a server for community demo•  New name: Avalon Media System•  Active participation in Hydra and Matterhorn communities•  Marketing & communication planning Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 9
  10. 10.  Current  Activities  •  Northwestern hiring one more developer•  Website design•  Marketing and communication planning•  Release 1 development•  Metadata and object modeling Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 10
  11. 11. Communication  Work 1.  Presentations at conferences attended by target audiences2.  Support for internal communications of partner institutions3.  Announcements of development milestones such as the launch of Release 1.0 of the Avalon Media System4.  Social media marketing: •  Comments on blogs, listservs and forums visited by target audiences •  Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites •  Webinars5.  Avalon website – should be up in November •  For more information •  For getting involved •  URL in all other communications Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 11
  12. 12. Demo Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 12
  13. 13. Release  1 •  Expected in February 2013•  Goal is to support installation and piloting by partners•  Functionality •  File upload, transcoding & descriptive metadata: manual or batch •  Batch loading via dropbox and tabular data file •  Authentication and authorization – optional integration would require use of LDAP or some minor programming •  Red5 and Adobe Flash media server support •  Discovery via Blacklight faceted search & browse •  Playback on desktop browsers & mobile devices (iOS & Android) •  Basic monitoring & troubleshooting Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 13
  14. 14. Release  1  Pilot  Support •  Distribution packages •  Both source distribution and some form of preconfigured package, e.g. VM image•  Installation & configuration documentation•  Email support•  Advice on hardware & software env. by Jan 1 •  Goal: Small pilots/tests can be run on one server or VM; larger scale use may require distributing functions across multiple machines•  Content & metadata from pilots can be migrated forward to future versions Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 14
  15. 15. R1  Architecture Integrations Users Avalon  Media  System All ILS LMS,   Hydrant  Rails  App Desktop, websites Media  Player Mobile Omni-­‐‑ (MaOerhorn   AuthN Search,  browse,   Auth Engage) view  media AuthZ Can-­‐‑ Hydra   Black-­‐‑   Ruby-­‐‑   Collection   Archival   Can Head light horn Manager Storage   Solution Browser, Fedora Solr MaOerhorn Drop  box Media  Server Ingest  (batch  or  n  after  R1 (Red5,  Flash) manual):  video,  n Avalon code audio,  metadata Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 15
  16. 16. Metadata  for  R1   •  Descriptive metadata o  MODS•  Structural/content metadata o  METS•  Technical metadata o  Will be a focus after R1•  Still looking at PBCore, for technical metadata and/ or as an export format Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 16
  17. 17. Beyond  R1 •  Releases every three months•  Workflow & batch loading improvements•  Authorization improvements•  Structural metadata for navigation•  Playlists and clip making•  Easy player embedding•  Transcripts•  Publishing out to other systems•  More optimization for mobile•  Focused accessibility work•  We want to know what your priorities are! Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 17
  18. 18. Help  with  Requirements •  Survey: o  Media server o  Authentication methods o  Metadata o  Media formats o  Distribution packages o  Importance of VM image Take the survey: Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 18
  19. 19. Participation •  Try out R0•  Plan to pilot R1•  See what we’re up to via the project wiki:•  Watch bi-weekly demos:•  Browse user stories, tasks & bugs in Jira: Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 19
  20. 20. Questions? •  Use the chat module to ask a question:•  Northwestern & Indiana teams are online to answer Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 20
  21. 21. For  more  information ••  IRC: #projectvov•  Avalon e-mail list. E-mail to subscribe @avalonmediasys•  Or contact Jon Dunn: Avalon Webinar 10.2.2012 21