UKOLN was founded over 30 years ago. As described on the Jisc web site which described the 30th anniversary celebrations
UKOLN has been the driving force behind many highly influential national initiatives, seminal reports, pioneering projects and innovative technical developments.
Sadly, as announced in December 2012:
In response to the Wilson review of Jisc, the organisation [JISC] has confirmed that it will only provide core funding to the UKOLN Innovation Support Centre, up to July 2013 but not beyond.
Although UKOLN is continuing after 31 July 2013 it will be significantly reduced in size and will no longer be working in many of the areas which were responsible for UKOLN’s reputation and visibility on a national and international arena.
Despite the loss of the funding many members of UKOLN staff still have fond memories of our time at UKOLN and the work they participated in. We will seek to provide a summary of UKOLN’s history and achievements on this Web site.