Avalon Media System

The Avalon Media System is a robust, fully open source solution for curating and providing online access to digital audio and video collections in libraries and archives. Built on major open source technologies including Hydra, Fedora, Solr, Blacklight, and Opencast Matterhorn. Avalon is being developed collaboratively by several high-profile institutional partners, including the libraries at Indiana University and Northwestern University. The University of Alberta Libraries are using Avalon to support a media streaming service, ERA A+V, for the University of Alberta community, and will be working to accommodate future integration with the University’s well-established institutional repository, ERA: Education and Research Archive.

The University of Alberta's Avalon project, ERA A+V, is currently live.


Sean Luyk, Music Librarian


Partners / Sponsors

Avalon development partners include:

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.

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Code for the University of Alberta's Avalon project is available at https://github.com/ualbertalib/avalon.