→Building for others (and ourselves): the Avalon Media System
== Building for others (and ourselves): the Avalon Media System ==
* [mailto:email@example.com Michael B Klein], Senior Software Developer, Northwestern University (
2 previous code4lib prepared talks)* [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Rudder], Digital Initiatives Project Manager, Northwestern University (no previous code4lib presentations )
[http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/ Avalon Media System] is a collaborative effort between development teams at Northwestern and Indiana Universities. Our goal is to produce an open source media management platform that works well for us, but is also widely adopted and contributed to by other institutions. We believe that building a strong user and contributor community is vital to the success and longevity of the project, and have developed the system with this goal in mind. We will share lessons learned, pains and successes we’ve had releasing two versions of the application since last year.