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Dear Code4Lib community,
Indiana University and Northwestern University are happy to announce that
release 1.0 of the Avalon Media System is now available to try out or
download. The 1.0 release includes the following features:

   - Secure delivery of video and audio to desktop browsers and iOS
   (iPad/iPhone) devices.
   - Implementation as a Hydra application to provide easy search via the
   Blacklight discovery tool and integration with a Fedora repository.
   - Support for both Adobe Media Server and the Red5 open source media
   server for audio and video streaming.
   - Integration possibilities for a variety of authentication systems,
   along with permissions management by user- or group-based authorization.
   - Manual media ingest and description and a dropbox-based batch import

You can try out Avalon 1.0 on our public test server, as described on our

To download and install a preconfigured Avalon virtual machine image, to
perform a step-by-step installation, or to find out how to download our
source code from Github, visit the download page on our website:

We invite your participation in evaluating Avalon and sharing your thoughts
for prioritization of features in future releases. If you plan to try out
or download Avalon, please sign up for the new email list,
avalon-discuss-l, to get technical support or provide feedback, by clicking
the link below:

We will be scheduling a webinar next month to provide a 1.0 demo and give
the community an opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas.

The Avalon project is led by the libraries of Indiana University and
Northwestern University and is funded in part by a three-year National
Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To learn more about the Avalon project generally, please visit our project

Kind regards,

Michael B. Klein
Co-Lead Developer, Avalon Media System
Senior Software Developer
Northwestern University Library
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