Avalon Team Updates

Come See Avalon at OR 2016 - DUBLIN

We are packing our bags, dusting off the passports, putting the final touches on our PowerPoints and heading off to OR 2016!

We hope you'll come see us present if you're in Dublin next week.  

Here's where we'll be:

MONDAY, July 13 9:00am - 11:00pm · Location: Lloyd D 

Friday Round Up



Adopters, stakeholders, devs and other blog readers!  Hello from Avalon!


Community Development Assessment of Scholarly Needs Begins

We're happy to announce that we will begin Avalon Media System's Community Development Assessment of Scholarly Needs at Northwestern University Library. This study, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant, will allow us to investigate how academics use media in their research. We are in the process of contacting professors at Northwestern, who will agree to two observations, three interviews, and a six-month diary study.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Received

We're happy to announce that the Indiana University Libraries and Northwestern University Library have received a new $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support work on Avalon development and community building through January 2017. See the press release for more information.


The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded the Indiana University Libraries and WGBH Boston a grant to support the development of HydraDAM2. This preservation-oriented digital asset management system for time-based media will improve upon WGBH’s existing HydraDAM system and work seamlessly with the Avalon Media System for user access, among other features. 


2014 in Review

2014 was a year filled with development milestones and community engagement for the Avalon Media System team. We achieved implementation at both development partner institutions, Northwestern University and Indiana University this year. We also focused on spreading the word about the Avalon Media System across the library and archives community and connected with several institutions planning to implement the Avalon Media System or in the evaluation process.

2013 in Review


2013 was a busy year for the Avalon Media System team, but we definitely had fun! Our proudest accomplishments of the year were releasing version 1.0 and 2.0 of the Avalon Media System.


Welcome to Our Blog


On the Avalon Media System blog, we'll share stories about the work we are doing to build an open-source video management system. You'll get to know the Avalon team, stay up to date with development between releases, and learn more about our partners.