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The group was founded in 1978 as UKOLUG - the UK Online User Group. It changed its name to the UK eInformation Group in 2004 to reflect changes in technology and the wider activities in which the Group is now involved.

UKeiG aims to:

  • Stimulate communication and the exchange of knowledge about electronic information
  • Disseminate high quality advice, information and publications about e-industry news and developments
  • Raise awareness of existing and new technologies that retrieve, manage and process electronic information
  • Support continuing professional development by delivering a high quality portfolio of practical and affordable training programmes and seminars
  • Encourage innovation in electronic information retrieval, management and processing
  • Support and stimulate the information industry through a range of awards and bursaries

If you want more information please contact our administrator:


Mission Statement

To champion innovation in and the effective exploitation of digital information resources, tools, techniques and technologies in all sectors of the profession.

Publishing history

Over the years UKeiG, and before it UKOLUG, has published a number of titles in areas reflecting its interests as well as the proceedings of its conferences. It is interesting to see how themes have changed.

Contact us

There is a UKeiG JISCmail list (LIS-UKeiG) and you may also wish to follow us on social media:

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UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP.
Registered charity no: 313014
VAT registration no: GB 233 1573 87

For full information about UKeiG (the UK eInformation Group) contact Gary Horrocks, our administrator at

Gary has twenty-two years of experience in library, IT and information services in higher education; seven in senior strategic management with a considerable understanding of the research, teaching & learning needs affecting the provision of IT and information services in a multidisciplinary, complex and demanding environment.



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Leader - For library and information professionals in leadership roles or who are aspiring leaders.
Member - Anyone can become a Member. It is the entry-level category for people working in the information, knowledge and library sector.
Student - A special discounted rate if you are studying on full or part-time library, information science and knowledge management course.

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Group only membership

You don't have to be a library and information professional to join our Special Interest Groups.  You can join us as a group only member.  Group only memberships are available for a maximum of two years and becoming a group member costs only £50 per year. UKEiG also offer a group-only membership for organisations which costs £138. 

Benefits include:

Access to our member only group pages and our social link professional network

Access to our events, conferences and training

Subscription to the UKeiG newsletters and publications 


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