The 1983 Robert D. Williamson Award went to Mr Ian McCallum from ACI Computer Services.
The 1983 Robert D. Williamson award citation:
VALA’s most prestigious award is the Robert D. Williamson Award, which is in memory of one of the early pioneers of our industry, Bob Williamson. This biennial award is presented to an individual or organisation who or which, in the opinion of the judging panel, has made and is currently making an outstanding contribution to the development of information technology usage in Australian libraries and is positively and significantly influencing development in information technology usage within libraries.
Mr Ian McCallum, of ACI Computer Services, was awarded the 1983 Robert D. Williamson Award in recognition of his efforts in the development of AUSINET. The award also recognised Ian’s work at the National Library with the Online ERIC project, and at ACI in new product development in the information area, as well as his involvement with with the Australian Database Development Association.
The certificate and a cheque for $550 were presented by Mrs Enid Williamson at the VALA Conference dinner, held at the Windsor Hotel.
It is with great pleasure that VALA announces the winner of the 1983 Robert D.Williamson award – Mr Ian McCallum.