Paper 15

2018 Washington conference submission

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Avalon's AV use cases for IIIF

Maria Whitaker - Indiana University Bloomington (United States), Brian Keese - Indiana University Bloomington (United States)

Abstract: The Avalon Media System is an open source system for managing and providing access to large collections of digital audio and video. The project team has embraced the IIIF Presentation 3.0 emerging specs and has a first version of an AV player that consumes IIIF manifests.

In this presentation we will provide an overview of Avalon and its use cases, discuss why we decided to implement a IIIF-based player, and give an update on the status of our implementation.

Given that Avalon release 7 will be written on top of Hyrax -- one of Samvera's solution bundle --, the Avalon team will build upon Hyrax's current support for IIIF, moving it from Presentation 2 to Presentation 3.0 for AV support.

Presentation type: 20 minute presentations (plus 5 mins questions)


  • Emerging use cases for IIIF technical specifications


  • Avalon,
  • Presentation 3.0,
  • Audio,
  • Video,
  • Samvera,
  • Hyrax,
  • Use cases