In September 2002, De La Salle University, Manila, hosted a “Conference on AUN Inter-Library Online” to strengthen information networking among AUN Member Universities as well as to provide support of academic resources to the development of a virtual university. The Conference gathered librarians and IT experts from AUN Member Universities (from UBD, RUPP, UGM, UI, UM, USM, UP, NUS, NTU, BU, CU, and VNUH) to explore the best possible way for the establishment of AUN Inter-Library Online. A resolution to set up an AUNILO Working Committee was adopted at the Conference and submitted to the AUN Board of Trustees in January 2003.
AUN Executive Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supachai Yavaprabhas had asserted, ”AUNILO is a continuous effort in enhancing information networking among member universities through the sharing of digital academic resources. It would support the development of an ASEAN virtual university, which is the AUN’s ultimate goal.”