Sprint 26 - May 17 Demo Recording


After releasing Avalon 1.0, the team spent some time cleaning up our code and investigating some future changes to Avalon, including looking at alternative player options and other ways to handle group management. If you have any feedback about what functionality you want to see in future releases, please join us at next week's webinar!


Upcoming Avalon Webinar - May 29, 2013


We're looking forward to talking with the Avalon community about our recent 1.0 release--and we hope you'll join us! This will be an ideal time to familiarize yourself with 1.0, ask questions, and provide feedback to the team. We will record the webinar for later viewing by those unable to join us.


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Sprint 25 - May 3, 2013 Demo Recording


This week the team refined the various methods to download or try out Avalon Media System and cleaned up the documentation. We have our demo server up and running with Avalon and enough content to make it interesting!  


Click here to watch the full recording of this week's demo. 

Sprint 24 - April 19, 2013 Demo Recording


VM images, content and licensing, oh my! The release candidate is just about ready to be shared with everyone. Final tweaks and testing are happening! If you want to see the stories that we are working on each sprint, check out the current sprint page on our wiki.


Click here to watch the full recording of this week's demo. 

Sprint 23 - April 5, 2013 Demo Recording


Only three more stories need to be completed before Release 1! This last sprint focused on ways to deploy Avalon to institutions that want to test Avalon for their media management needs. The team has fixed the final bugs to improve quality of playback. We are very close to Release 1, so keep your eyes on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest news!  


Sprint 22 - March 22, 2013 Demo Recording

We are rapidly approaching R1 (as Jon Dunn and Mark Notess noted in this week's brown bag talk, "Any day now!"). We have hit feature freeze and the team is now identifying and fixing bugs in the system. We are working hard on installation and configuration scripts for our partners and other institutions. The team is also compiling a collection manager's guide to help explain Avalon features, functionality, and how to navigate the system. 


IU Digital Library Brown Bag Talk


Project Director Jon Dunn and Product Owner Mark Notess gave a talk and demo of the Avalon Media System on March 27, 2013, as part of the Indiana University Digital Library Brown Bag series. We had 20 people attending in person and 27 remote attendees. To tempt you into watching the recording, here are some (admittedly poor) photos of yesterday's presentation. I can guarantee that the quality of the recording is much better!


Sprint 20 - February 22, 2013 Demo Recording


This week the team focused on adding the last of bit of new functionality before R1. Avalon will now be able to work with Red5 and Adobe Streaming Servers. More work was completed to make Avalon pleasing to the eye. Next we'll be turning our attention to user testing, preparing for installations at other institutions and smoothing out any bumps the team comes across along the way. Things are really cooking now! 


Sprint 19 - February 8, 2013 Demo Recording

Sprint 18 - January 25, 2013 Demo Recording


The Avalon Media System is looking like a real system this week!  The focus of this sprint was to improve the look and feel of Avalon; to that end, lots of progress was made toward refining the overall user interface. Work on the Item Access and Group Management pages was especially fruitful.