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, tracking our progress on, 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.


The Avalon Forum

A monthly review and investigation of Avalon and the Avalon Community.

Please visit our Forum page here.


For Developers

Slack Chat 

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

Avalon Slack team:

Joining a Slack team 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.

Track our development progress.



Get the Avalon code.


Social Media

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