Bud Webster has won the 2012 Service to SFWA Award for outstanding work on behalf of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
He is being honored for his efforts on The Estate Project, which collects information about deceased members of the professional sf community. This data is used by editors, publishers and agents to research rights, obtain permissions, make payments, and ensure legitimate publication without copyright violations. As part of this effort SFWA created an estates page on its website.
The full press release appears here on the SFWA website.