The Avalon community includes educational and media institutions and open source software communities sharing in the development, sponsorship, and implementation of the Avalon Media System. 

Development partners

Learn about development partners' backgrounds and their goals for Avalon:

Hosting Partners

  • The Avalon team is partnering with Lyrasis and DuraSpace to explore a SaaS offering of Avalon by Lyrasis that would leverage DuraCloud for preservation storage.  


Avalon Project development is funded in part by a three-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Institutions implementing the Avalon Media System

We invite all Avalon users to share their reasons for choosing Avalon, their progress regarding implementation, and their collections. Please contact us if your institution would like to be listed.

In production:

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Emory University
  • Fenway Library Organization
  • Indiana University
  • Musician's Institute
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Houston
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • WGBH


  • UCLA Library
  • UC San Diego
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Utah


Open-source software communities

As part of our sustainability strategy, the Avalon Media System developers work with these project communities to ensure that our product planning and development work are in alignment with community roadmaps and can be integrated into their primary codebases.