March 2013

Sprint 22 - March 22, 2013 Demo Recording


We are rapidly approaching R1 (as Jon Dunn and Mark Notess noted in this week's brown bag talk, "Any day now!"). We have hit feature freeze and the team is now identifying and fixing bugs in the system. We are working hard on installation and configuration scripts for our partners and other institutions. The team is also compiling a collection manager's guide to help explain Avalon features, functionality, and how to navigate the system. 

 

IU Digital Library Brown Bag Talk

 

Project Director Jon Dunn and Product Owner Mark Notess gave a talk and demo of the Avalon Media System on March 27, 2013, as part of the Indiana University Digital Library Brown Bag series. We had 20 people attending in person and 27 remote attendees. To tempt you into watching the recording, here are some (admittedly poor) photos of yesterday's presentation. I can guarantee that the quality of the recording is much better!

 

Get to Know the Avalon Team: Claire Stewart

 

In our new series "Get to Know the Avalon Team," we'll be providing a closer look at the individuals who are working each day to develop the Avalon Media System.

Claire Stewart

 

Sprint 21 - March 8, 2013 Demo Recording

 

Another sprint closer to R1! This week the team finished adding new functionality to Avalon. Processing feedback has been greatly improved, which will be very helpful in diagnosing problems during file processing. A large number of bugs were identified and fixed across the system. Function freeze will be in effect soon with code freeze planned for the end of the sprint. The team is getting excited about sharing our work with everyone soon!

 

Get to Know the Avalon Team: Nathan Rogers

 

In our new series "Get to Know the Avalon Team," we'll be providing a closer look at the individuals who are working each day to develop the Avalon Media System.

Nathan Rogers

 

Nathan is a Programmer/Analyst for the Avalon Media System at Indiana University. He has a degree in computer science and an MLIS, and has worked in digital libraries for the past ten years.