Contact: Christine Y. Fitzpatrick
Manager, Communications & Planning Office
University Information Technology Services
(317) 278-1818
Press Release

IU Portal Named OneStart

BLOOMINGTON, IN — Indiana University announced today that the new portal under development will be called "OneStart."

OneStart will provide a user-centered, universal portal to IU systems and other services for students, faculty, staff, parents of students, and prospective students for all IU campuses. Additionally, scores of other "channels" will be available to OneStart constituents. Among these will be news, weather, entertainment, and resources — to name but a few. OneStart users will be able to fully personalize their view of the portal to match how they wish to interact with it.

The first major release of the OneStart portal is planned for the fall of 2001. OneStart will evolve over time to incorporate more and more services.

Barry Walsh, director of University Information Systems, said, "OneStart will provide a framework for the delivery of Web-based services to the members of the university community. OneStart will build upon the successes of existing Web-based services at IU."

A name was chosen after a naming contest and input from advisory and steering committees, Communications and Marketing, UITS Communications and Planning, and the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO. Contributions from the naming contest helped refine the project team's search for an easily recognizable name and one inclusive of all IU campuses.

In order to be successful, the OneStart project needs continued input from the IU community. Interested students, staff, and faculty can take part in advisory committees and provide valuable feedback on the OneStart portal project. Students, staff, and faculty associated with any Indiana University campus may participate by signing up at the OneStart project Web page ( More information about the project (formerly known as the MyIU/MyIUPUI project), demos, an FAQ, and feedback forms can also be found at

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Posted 25 April 2001
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