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

In a survey conducted in September 2018, several institutions in addition to Indiana University and Northwestern University reported work on production versions of the Avalon Media System. 

We invite our survey respondents and the larger community to share their reasons for choosing Avalon, their progress regarding implementation, and their collections. Please contact us if your institution would like to be featured:

In production:

  • Indiana University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • Bowling Green State University
  • University of Houston
  • Musician's Institute
  • University of Houston
  • University of Alberta


  • UCLA Library
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Utah
  • Texas A&M University
  • Fenway Library Organization


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.