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Earlier in 2017 both the US Library of Congress and NARA joined the PDF Association as Liaison members, an option available to non-profit and governmental organizations interested in contributing to the development and best-practice of PDF technology. …


SD Times features PDF 2.0
December 7, 2017

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SD Times, a leading periodical targeting systems and application developers, has featured PDF in its December 2017 publication. The journalists at SD Times interviewed various members of the PDF technology community, including experts from several PDF …


Duff Johnson and Peter Wyatt

PDF 1.7, the final Adobe edition of the PDF specification, was published in 2006, and converted to an ISO standard in 2008. Since then, Working Group 8 of ISO TC 171 SC 2 has worked for nine years to overhaul the document; correcting errors, improving …


veraPDF 1.10 released
November 30, 2017

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The latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported, open source PDF/A validator, is now available for download. Version 1.10 is the first release of veraPDF as part of the Open Preservation Foundation’s reference toolset. This release has improvemen …


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The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is a new initiative to promote awareness and development of technologies that contribute to broad-based accessibility in electronic content. This organization has recently posted a matrix of PDF viewers …


Adobe Document Cloud

The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention to ISO standards-adoption. This release, 18.xx for those on the “Continuous” track, includes the following, among other improv …


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Writing in Government Computing News, PDF Executive Director Duff Johnson highlights NARA’s recently-published draft strategic plan and its stated objective of eliminating paper as a medium for records by the end of 2022. He points out that PDF is not …


PDF Day Washington DC logo

This PDF Association’s end-user educational event is intended for the managers, executives and professionals developing institutional strategies for managing electronic documents. The proper and best use of electronic documents is an increasingly impor …


US National Archives building

For NARA and (in principle) for all US Federal agencies, paper is officially going obsolete (for records-keeping) in 2022.


NARA & PDF

Federal agencies will advocate for cultural heritage communities in a vendor-neutral environment Berlin, Germany. The National Archives and the Library of Congress have announced that they have joined the PDF Association as Partner Organizations of the …