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Indiana Online Users Group records

Identifier: SPEC-067

Scope and Contents

This collection includes articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, newsletters, meeting reports, workshop documents, and financial records from the Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) in Indiana ranging from 1977 to 2013 regarding the organization and its activities.


  • Creation: 1977-2013

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Some materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

The Indiana Online Libraries User Group (IOLUG) was founded in 1982 as an organization for the purpose of furthering the use of online systems, databases, computers and telecommunication systems in libraries. Membership is open to all individuals interested in electronic information access systems. Members include public libraries, school media specialists, information managers, and more.

IOLUG`s objectives are to provide a mechanism for communication with database producers, search services, telecommunication networks and other producers of electronic information products and services, concerning the needs of its members; to cooperate with other appropriate organizations; to publish items such as newsletters and other documents useful to its membership and others; and to provide continuing education opportunities on electronic information access topics.

IOLUG`s activities include Fall and Spring one day programs or workshops. Recent topics have included web-based instruction, copyright issues, wireless computing, web page design, digitized reference, and other projects which promote the use of online systems, databases, computers and telecommunications for libraries.


4.6 Cubic Feet (7 Boxes)


This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Indiana Online Users Group records, 1980-2013

Series 2: Indiana Online Users Group newsletters, 1982-2010

Series 3: Indiana Online Users Group meetings and reports, 1981-2013

Series 4: Indiana Online Users Group conferences and workshops, 1977-2015

Series 5: Indiana Online Users Group restricted financial records, 1986-2012

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Jan Cox on 2011/01/30. Additions were received on 2011/12/20 by Kevin Petsche, 2012/10/15 by Janice Gustaferro, 2013/06/27 by Sherri Parker, and 2015/10/19 by Amanda Hurford.


Further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of Indiana Online Users Group newsletters, bylaws, constitution and standing rules are available electronically in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/05/26 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2011/05/26 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/15 by Stephen Jones. EAD finding aid revised 2013/08/16 by Ben Richardson. Addition processing completed 2015/10/26 by Audra Butler. EAD finding aid revised 2015/10/26 by Lindsey M. Vesperry

Indiana Online Users Group records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA