We know that ultimately, developing a sustainable open source software project depends on the strength of the community. Several ways to connect with the growing Avalon Media System community are listed below.  We hope you'll consider joining our listserv, chatting on slack, or checking out our code on Github. Throughout the development process, we'll be posting updates to our blogFacebook page and Twitter, so be sure to keep up with us through those social media channels, too. Have feedback or want more information that you can't find on this website or our wiki? Feel free to contact us at any time.

Mailing Lists

Avalon Community Announcements  subscribe to

  • The primary mailing list for announcements about upcoming developments, new releases, meeting and other important milestones during the development of Avalon Media System.

Avalon Discussion subscribe to

  • The primary mailing list for discussion among those evaluating, piloting, or implementing Avalon. Discussion may be technical- or feature-oriented.

Avalon Roundtable visit the Roundtable page to learn more

  • Join the community of users of Avalon, including librarians, archivists, sys admins, developers and more!  We want to build our network of users to help us make a better Avalon!


For Developers

Slack Chat 

Several Samvera Partners use Slack within their institutions for team communication and collaboration. There is a Samvera Slack workspace that is used for discussion, questions, announcements, interest groups, and working groups. Anyone can create a new channel within the Samvera Slack workspace once they have registered for an account.


Avalon Slack channel:


Joining a Slack workspace requires an invitation, but anyone can generate an automatic invite to the Samvera Community slack channel using the following form: Samvera Slack invite



Locate extensive documentation and other information not found on our website.


Get the Avalon code and track our development progress via Github Issues.


Social Media

We'll also be posting news to Facebook, Twitter, and of course our blog.


Contact Form

If you have any feedback or questions, you may also reach the Avalon team by using the contact form on our website.