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Hans J. Zwillenberg interviewed by Peter Biskup [sound recording]
Bib ID 2463505
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Zwillenberg, H. J. (Hans Joachim), Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1986 Sept. 1 - Nov. 18 
8 sound tape reels (ca. 474 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in. 
Summary

Zwillenberg talks about coming to Australia in Nov. 1938 and his early work as a flour miller then working in a chemical factory doing industrial chemistry. From 1945-50 he worked at the Adelaide Chemical Fertiliser Co., succeeding George Buick as librarian. He then talks about moving to Port Pirie as a technical information officer at Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd.; qualifying certificate for associateship in Library Association; BA at University of Adelaide; move to Salisbury as senior librarian at Weapons Research Establishment, then part of Dept of Supply; early experience and training with computers; resistance at the time to them by many librarians. Zwillenberg then talks about his position as Principal Librarian with C'wealth Dept of Supply from 1968 as well as its structure and the nature of its responsibilities.

He also talks about his role in ADSTIS (Australian Defence Science Technical and Information System); computerised systems then in operation, particularly in Germany; trips overseas; views on librarianship and involvement in librarians arbitration case in 1967. In July 1975 he came to National Library to head ALBIS (Australian Library Based information System). Zwillenberg then talks about the creation of ANSTEL (Australian National Scientific and Technological Library); working at the National Library under Dr Chandler; views on librarianship as a profession.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 193 leaves) 
Subjects Zwillenberg, H. J. (Hans Joachim) -- Interviews.  |  Australian Defence Science and Technology Information System.  |  Australian Library Based Information System.  |  Australian National Scientific and Technological Library.  |  National Library of Australia -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Librarians.
Other authors/contributors Biskup, Peter, 1926-2013, Interviewer

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