Ashley Blewer of Artefactual demo's the new workflows and scripts designed for bringing content into Artefactual's Archivematica archiving and preservation system, and then passing content through to Avalon for access.
Avalon monthly forum, including embedding Avalon content into Open Journal Systems v. 3 via the open journal "Cultural Anthropology" with Marvel LaFlamme. Avalon Scrum Master Maria Whitaker then demo'd the coming Timeliner tool coming thanks to a partnership with Digirati.
Ryan Steans, Adam Arling, Brian Keese, Natalie Pelster, Molly Zolnay
eReserves at Northwestern University/ IIIF & Avalon - Avalon users at Northwestern discuss how faculty request media, how they decide to use Avalon as the hosting solution, and how they place the material in a course. Also - the Avalon team discusses International Image Interoperability Framework and how that will be applied within Avalon in version 7.
Two improvements to Avalon's playlist functionality are introduced: the ability to copy entire playlists and enhanced marker functionality. Marker icons can now be clicked to navigate to their respective time, and marker descriptions now appear upon mousing over a marker icon. Work on upgrading Avalon's media player to MediaElement 4 is also demonstrated, including the ability to change media player versions during development by using a URL query parameter.
Jen Young from Northwestern University and Julie Hardesty from Indiana University show their work in Avalon to try mapping MODS XML to RDF using the recommendations from the MODS and RDF Descriptive Metadata Subgroup.
Avalon Sprint Demo #115: "Second Scrubber" feature give users an extra view of structural metadata on the track level of an item. "Avalon Wipeout" is a backend script for wiping out data on the server side for developers who need to reset repositories for testing.
103 focused on:
• Packaging bug release 5.0.1
• Adding new play list features for 5.1, of note is our markers feature
• Fedora 4 research for Avalon 6.0 release.
103’s demo is our new marker feature:
• Markers allow users to add descriptions of moments in time to music tracks and videos within a playlist.
• Key use cases are for finding specific solos or scenes in streaming media.
• Markers can be edited and deleted by users.
The demo for sprint 104 introduces Markers, a new piece of functionality that allows specific time points to be referenced from within Playlists. Also shown in this video is a demonstration of the ability in Avalon 5.1 to import playlists from Variations, as well as a preliminary architecture diagram for running Avalon in the cloud.