The DAK, Germany’s second largest healthcare company, has migrated their internal information archive to the new ISO standard PDF/A with help from LuraTech.
The archive used to exist as digitalized microfilms, scanned into TIFF format. This had the disadvantages of not only requiring a lot of memory space, but in particular the files could not be full-text searched.
Now, after converting and compressing approximately 300,000 pages of text, users of the DAK Info Service have direct access to all saved information. In addition, the DAK gained early knowledge with the PDF/A format, that they will put to use in future projects.