AVP Introduces New Aviary Software Platform to Easily Search Audio and Video Archives, Collections, and Files

By: Chris Lacinak
January 22, 2019

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies adopts Aviary, allowing their users to search 12,000 hours of video content in seconds

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — AVP, a software development firm focused on maximizing the usability of data, today announced Aviary, a new, cloud-based platform for publishing searchable audio and video content. With the new platform:

  • Content holders can provide customized, access-controlled publishing of audiovisual collections so they are searchable and playable
  • Users can search across and within video and audio collections to find and playback specific moments

Aviary provides users search, navigation, and playback across organizations and collections of audiovisual content via an intuitive interface, while content holders have the flexibility to publish with their own look and feel, and with granular permissions – allowing organizations to decide exactly who can search and access their content. With synchronized search capabilities, Aviary pinpoints search results to the exact place in audio or video content where a search term is found.

“Until Aviary, there has been no good option for organizations to publish truly searchable video and audio content. Aviary’s synchronized metadata and AV capabilities offer a breakthrough user experience when working with audiovisual content,” said Chris Lacinak, President, AVP. “We are deeply grateful to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, the inaugural Aviary tenant publishing their collections, for their support and collaboration in the development of Aviary.”

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies traces its origins to 1979, when it began recording the testimonies of survivors, witnesses and bystanders of the Holocaust thanks to the increasing availability of broadcast video technology. By implementing Aviary, members of the public and academia alike now can easily search across the Archive’s more than 4,400 testimonies encompassing 12,000 hours of recorded materials in more than a dozen languages.

“As in 1979, we continue to adopt new technology in pursuit of our core institutional goals – to make the voices of survivors heard and to provide access to these invaluable historical sources for use in education and research,” said Stephen Naron, Director of the Fortunoff Video Archive. “Aviary helps us advance these goals by making it possible to search and navigate video testimony at a granular level, ultimately making the Archive and the stories it preserves more accessible for researchers and the families of survivors.”

In addition to the Academic market, AVP built Aviary to bring the same audiovisual search and playback capabilities to corporations, government, sports, media and entertainment, performing arts, and not-for-profit organizations. Aviary customers pay monthly or annually in accordance with the quantity of content they publish, and their users can watch, listen, or search the cloud-based system for free.

The Aviary launch event, in collaboration with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, will be held on January 25th, 2019, in New Haven, Connecticut. Free registration is available here.

To learn more about Aviary, readers can visit or contact AVP at [email protected].

About AVP, Inc.

Established in 2006, AVP develops innovative solutions that advance the ways data serves individuals, organizations, and causes. AVP provides software products, custom software development, and consulting services across industries ranging from academia and government to sports and entertainment. The company’s proven track record includes successfully supporting the efforts of customers including Library of Congress, Harvard, Paramount Pictures, British Library, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, National Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Smithsonian Institution, MoMA, New York Public Library, and many more. To learn more about AVP’s work and projects, readers can visit

Contact: Chris Lacinak, [email protected], 917-475-9630