William Saffady is a records management and information governance consultant and researcher based in New York City. He is the author of over three-dozen books and many articles on information governance, records management, record retention, document storage and retrieval technologies, library automation, and other information management topics. Dr. Saffady received his B.A. degree from Central Michigan University and his M.A., Ph.D, and M.S.L.S. degrees from Wayne State University. Before establishing his full-time consulting practice, he was a professor of library and information science at the State University of New York at Albany, Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Saffady is a Fellow of ARMA International, and he is profiled in the Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015, a reference work published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2019.