Monthly Archives: October 2011

Harvard Law’s Digital Library Project Gets Large Donation

Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society has received a $5 million donation to create a large-scale digital library, which would include collections from museums, libraries, and additional archives. The contribution from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Arcadia Fund will support an intensive, two-year, grassroots effort to create a working plan for the digital library, according to Law Technology News. “The concept of a national digital library has bounced around since the early 1990s but has yet to be realized,” writes the author. [...]

What’s PDF Week?

“PDF week” is an informal name for a meeting of ISO Committees that operate and develop several international standards for everyone’s favorite file format. These meetings generally happen twice a year and are the opportunity to decide the future course of standards related to PDF. Are you interested in attending the meeting? [...]

PDF/A Presented at Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Attendees at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference were offered a session on the benefits and uses of PDF/A. Presenter Geof Huth offered an in-depth look file format confusion, when and how to use a file preservation format and the advantages and disadvantages of PDF and PDF/A. PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2 were both discussed, as well as the other “flavors” of PDF and several PDF/A creation and validation products. [...]

Document Transformer Library

This library may be used to change and optimize the layout or design of existing electronic documents. The original file types may be PDF, RTF, text files, raster images (for example JPEG, TIFF, PNG) or electronic document in any format, including dynamic data. The resulting (transformed) document can be saved as PDF file, printed on a printer or saved as raster images. [...]

Office 2007 Update to SP3 Worthwhile for PDF/A Producers

Those running Microsoft Office 2007 may have noticed the recent update to SP3. There’s a small improvement that PDF/A users may appreciate. Office 2007 SP2 included minor issues with the XMP in PDF files produced from the Microsoft engine which could cause PDF/A validators to fail the file. It’s been reported to the PDF/A Competence Center that the latest SP3 release cures these problems, and the resulting PDF files are now validating happily for PDF/A conformance. [...]

MCS Selects Compart DocBridge Mill Transform Software to Support Customers’ PDF Workflow

MCS Inc., a manufacturer of industrial inkjet imaging and camera systems for customers in direct mail and graphics arts, will use Compart DocBridge Mill software as the PDF rasterizing engine for Eagle inkjet print heads. As a result, MCS clients in these markets can run a wider range of jobs on their Eagle production lines. [...]

Tips to Make a Portable Document Format Archive Using Distiller

The use of PDF/A is on the rise by government, courts, libraries and many, many more organizations around the world. If you’d like to work on your own archive, Dino Londis provides simple, step-by-step instructions for making PDF/A files using Distiller [...]

PDF/A Seminar (in Dutch)

The BeNeLux country chapter of the PDF Association is offering a PDF/A seminar in Woerden, Netherlands on November 17th. Presentations will be mainly in Dutch. [...]