In 2010 the 4th International PDF/A Conference took place in Rome. The proceedings “PDF/A forever” collect all presentations of the international speakers. [...]
You can read now all articles from the 3rd International PDF/A Conference on pdfa.org now. The complete overview of the papers.
As we all know, records management is “…the field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records.” (Source: ISO 15489). [...]
When the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai was established in 2003, its main focus was to create and service a world-class infrastructure for Dubai. Handling the mammoth amount of information generated during the creation and servicing of this infrastructure was a big challenge. [...]
Contents What you need to know about PDF/A and PDF/A-2 Legal Certainty Accessibility and Metadata Archives & Libraries Public Administration Business to Consumer Download PDF [...]
Since 2006, the requirement for using the PDF/A ISO standard as a preferred document format has been increasing in proposals and projects of public authorities and administrations. There are even some national agencies that now explicitly require PDF/A as their standard archiving format. This follows the concept of relying on open standards, instead of company-specific formats which can lead to problems in handling the documents in the future. [...]
nestor is the German competence network for digital preservation. Its purpose is to bring together the existing know-how and the competencies with regard to digital preservation in Germany. [...]
UBS AG is implementing a ground-breaking project together with PDF Tools AG for archiving business-critical web pages in a manner compliant with auditing requirements. The result: enhanced security for documentation and review of communications contents. And the corporate archivist is very happy.
The articles in this chapter contain the content of the Conference Track A: Archives & Libraries. For archives and libraries, “long-term archiving” virtually means “forever”! Special measures are required for both hardware and software, and PDF/A can fulfil many of the requirements for software and file formats. [...]
Nowadays, activities between enterprises and end-users are collectively referred to as B2C (Business to Consumer). This class of business, also commonly known as e-business, typically involves a high volume of communication in the form of offers, invoices, order confirmation, performance reports, policies or bank statements. While the volume of individual, physical documents (in the vernacular – letters) continues to fall in almost all countries, the percentage of electronic documents distributed as e-mail or via web portals increases disproportionately. When these documents have to be facsimiles of the original paper form there is no getting around PDF and as a consequence PDF/A. [...]