Avalon Media System: A Collaboratively Developed Video and Audio Content Management and Delivery Solution
Mark Notess Julie Rudder Library Technologies Digital Collections Indiana University Libraries Northwestern University Library • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is Avalon? avalonmediasystem.org facebook.com/AvalonMediaSys Avalon Media System is a freely available tool @AvalonMediaSys that enables libraries and archives to easily create, manage and provide controlled online access to their video and audio collections for teaching, learning and research. Funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Avalon is the product of a collaboration of the libraries of Indiana Avalon is built upon major open source University and Northwestern University, technologies: Hydra (Fedora, Solr, other educational institutions, and Blacklight) and Opencast Matterhorn. open source software communities. These technologies emphasize a modular approach rather than a monolithic code base with a “black box” architecture.Features included in Release 1.0 - March 2013 • Playback on desktop browsers and Teaching with Avalon Students and Researchers mobile devices (iOS). Teaching faculty can create clips, playlists and Students also enjoy the beneﬁts precise • Manual or batch ﬁle uploading, transcoding, and annotations to pinpoint and comment on sections navigation through clips, playlists, annotations metadata creation (MODS). within media items. Structural metadata allows for and structural metadata. Researchers and students precise navigation within lengthy media. can view media when they want, where they • Authentication (LDAP, CAS, OmniAuth) Robust security and key integrations with want through their desktops or mobile devices. • Authorization - share resources with individuals and course management systems and library Distinct collections and robust metadata groups or keep them private. systems ease the process of sharing make media easier to ﬁnd. • Red5 and Adobe Flash Media Server support. items safely with courses. Why • Faceted discovery for browse and search via Blacklight. Collection Managers Avalon? IT Departments • Stream-level security for desktop and mobile. For those who are behind the scenes Avalon supports open connectivity. This will managing the collections, robust access make it easier for future contributors and usersTry out Avalon control allows them to share items with to add or remove parts based on their needs. groups and individuals more easily and securely. Key integrations include Integrated Library Systems, Demo server http://pawpaw.dlib.indiana.edu/ Distinct collections oﬀer content curators the ability archival storage solutions, authentication, to share collections in a sophisticated way. authorization, streaming servers (Red5 and AMS) Conduct a pilot at your institution - visit our and Fedora digital repository. website for more information.