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Biographical Information

Robert F. Williams

Robert F. Williams is president of Cohasset Associates, Inc., one of the nation's foremost management consulting firms specializing in records management and document imaging systems. Under his direction, Cohasset Associates has more than 25 years of experience and an unprecedented award-winning record of accomplishments in providing consulting services to clients throughout the United States.

Award-Winning Management Consultant

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) has described Mr. Williams as a "visionary" records management consultant who, for more than two decades,

"has achieved the highest professional standards as he successfully addressed a wide diversity of records management problems - from the development and implementation of complete records management programs to state-of-the-art electronic imaging systems. Mr. Williams' innovative conceptualization and presentation of important document-based information management issues has been imaginative, incisive and very beneficial."

Robert Williams has been recognized for his outstanding professional leadership and accomplishments.

He is a member of the AIIM (Association of Information and Image Management) Company of Fellows and ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) Company of Fellows. He is the only person to be a Fellow of both organizations.

He has received the highest awards of individual professional achievement from both AIIM and ARMA, the AIIM Award of Merit and the ARMA/ICRM Emmett Leahy Award.

Respected "Legality" Authority

Mr. Williams is the editor and publisher of two definitive legal research studies, Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage, and their ongoing updating services. These two publications have assisted thousands of microfilm and electronic imaging users to understand and comply with the multitude of federal and state media admissibility laws. For both lawyers and information managers, Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage are the most comprehensive single sources of information available on the legal admissibility and regulatory compliance of non-paper records. He is also a contributing editor for Imaging World magazine. Mr. Williams is also a widely acclaimed educator and highly sought speaker. He has given more than 1,000 presentations on a spectrum of document-based information management topics. He has delivered major addresses at almost all of the last 30 AIIM and ARMA national conferences. He has conducted over 140 three-day seminars for the American Management Association. He is a frequent keynote speaker at imaging conferences and executive briefings.

Articles by Robert F. Williams

Trusting “Corporate Memory”