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. [...]
The impetus for PDF/A, the archival form of PDF, came from the U.S. Federal Courts, the U.S. Library of Congress and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. They were concerned about the cost and maintenance of a collection of non-standard PDFs, files that don’t meet the basic promise of PDF to look the same in all places and on all systems. [...]
Topics include methods for reliable long-term archiving and scanning services and PDF/A. And visitors to CeBIT can learn all about the options, advances and benefits involving PDF/A. Members will also present current solutions for reliable storage of documents, print data streams, e-mail messages and graphics with PDF/A, enabling CeBIT attendees to gain comprehensive insight into how a consistent archiving strategy can be implemented with PDF/A – from the inflow of information all the way to output management. The PDF/A Competence Center experts will discuss the benefits of the format in detail, such as its long-term readability, unification of format, full text search capability, use of metadata and fidelity of layout. [...]