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GT21: Developing like you live in the Future - Re-architecting Avalon, Accessing AV, and minimizing dev workspaces
Wednesday, 06/Jun/2018:
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Evviva Weinraub, Northwestern University
Location: Ballroom C

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3:30pm - 4:15pm

AMS 2.0: Leveraging Avalon to build an open AV access system for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and beyond

Karen Cariani1, Kara Van Malssen2, Jon Dunn3

1WGBH Educational Foundation, United States of America; 2AV Preserve; 3Indiana University, Bloomington

In 2012 the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) and AVP built the Archival Management System (AMS) 1.0, a system designed to register 2.5 million items across over 100 stations, manage the digitization effort of over 40,000 items, and provide a mechanism for search and access for physical and digitized assets. AMS 1.0 was developed as open source using the LAMP stack. Today, AMS 1.0 is maintained has been outpaced by the evolving needs of the AAPB. Since 2012, Samvera has brought about new applications and frameworks that offer both extended capabilities and a community of users and developers, increasing the benefits of openness and improved chances of sustainability over time. In 2017, with support from the Mellon Foundation, AAPB set out to build the AMS 2.0, working with AVP, the Avalon dev team, and other Samvera community members to develop a new system based on updated requirements, leveraging the Samvera-based Avalon Media System. Development is focused on architecting components in a generic and configurable, maximizing reusability by others. This presentation will discuss and demo AMS 2.0, an AV management and access solution, supporting multiple organizations or departments, utilizing the PBCore data model, and allowing publishing to websites.

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Avalon 7: Re-Architecting for the Community

Ryan Steans1, David Schober1, Jon Cameron2, Chris Colvard2

1Northwestern University, United States of America; 2Indiana University

Version 7 of the Avalon Media System, a repository system based on Samvera and Fedora technologies specializing in access to time-based media (audio and video), is currently under development. In order to work towards a shared roadmap beneficial to the general Samvera community, Avalon 7 will see a re-architecting that utilizes the Samvera-based Hyrax front end application as its core, supporting technology. Not only will this change provide an easier road to adoption of Avalon, It will reduce the number of technologies staff will need to support, and allow for developers to cross between efforts, improving the overall pool of possible resources available within the Samvera community. With funding from IMLS, Avalon is also seeking to improve and expand the user and developer community of Avalon and Hyrax, while also developing tools towards preservation and easier hosting of the service at scale.

4:45pm - 5:30pm

Developer Workspaces Panel

Hardy Joseph Pottinger IV1, Terrence W. Brady4, Katherine Lynch2, Liz Krznarich3

1University of California Los Angeles, United States of America; 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America; 3ORCID, United States of America; 4Georgetown University Library, United States of America

Some of us still develop the traditional way, and install the entire application stack on our own computers. But there are many other options available: Vagrant, Docker, or IDEs in the cloud. All approaches share the same aim: to minimize the effort required in standing up a new developer workspace, and to ensure this setup is shareable and repeatable. This panel will consist of live demos of all of these options, with plenty of opportunities to discuss best practices.

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