PDF/A Competence Center Founds Benelux Chapter

The Benelux chapter is part of the strategy of the internationally active PDF/A Competence Center to establish the ISO standard PDF/A for long-term archiving further in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With this in mind, the organization held a member meeting on July 8, 2010 in Woerden to get the new chapter started. The first joint action planned by the chapter is a PDF/A seminar on December 2 in Woerden, which DO Consultancy will organize together with the PDF/A Competence Center. [...]

New PDF/A Competence Center Chair for North America is Appligent Document Solutions CEO

Appligent CEO Duff Johnson will chair the North American chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center. [...]

The Italian Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center Founded

The „PDF/A Competence Center Italia“ is born as a local extension of the International PDF/A Competence Center, an association founded in Germany in 2006 with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005 (PDF/A). Founded by Callas Software, Compart, LuraTech Europe, PDF Tools and PDFIib, the group now includes 100 members from all over the world, 8 of which are based in Italy. [...]

PDF/A Competence Center and AIIM Announce Seminar

The PDF/A Competence Center and AIIM announce the second U.S. based PDF/A seminar on March 26, 2010. A variety of topics including the basics of PDF/A, converting paper-based and electronic documents to PDF/A, managing PDF/A documents, metadata, and digital signatures will be addressed by experts. AIIM, the secretariat for the ISO working group responsible for the ISO standard will open the seminar with an introduction and background to the development of PDF/A. [...]

PDF/A Competence Center and AIIM Announce Seminar

First US-based seminar focused on PDF/A will be held in Chicago. Attendees will learn about ISO 19005-1, document management and electronic document file formats for long-term preservation. Will you attend? [...]

The PDF/A Competence Center Enriches DMS EXPO

Eight members – Adobe Systems, callas software, Cartago, Compart AG, Crawford Technologies, LuraTech Europe, PDF Tools and SEAL Systems – will present their products and services for PDF/A. PDF/A has developed to become the preferred archiving format. Increasing numbers of companies and public agencies are considering how best to take advantage of the characteristics of PDF/A in implementing their archiving strategy. The exhibiting companies at the PDF/A Competence Center stand will demonstrate how PDF/A documents are created from electronic or scanned files. Not only can visitors become acquainted with the advantages of PDF/A, they will also learn about such topics as how metadata are supported, e-mail archiving with PDF/A and PDF/A-2. [...]

PDF/A Competence Center at the DMS EXPO 2008

Participants learned all they needed to know about the PDF/A ISO standard for long-term archiving, its areas of application and advantages. The presentations covered such topics as the differences between PDF/A and other formats, archiving strategies, the specific use of PDF/A with document management and archiving systems, and digital inbox / outgoing mail solutions. Moreover, the exhibitors at the shared stand were more than satisfied with the many discussions and numerous new contacts. [...]

Isartor Test Suite for PDF/A-1 Released

The PDF/A Competence Center’s technical working group has released the Isartor test suite, which can validate the quality of PDF/A files. It contains over 200 files which systematically violate all the requirements for PDF/A-1b. This enables users and software providers to determine whether a PDF/A validator actually tests all the rules for PDF/A-1b. [...]

The PDF/A Competence Center at the DMS EXPO

Fifteen members of the PDF/A Competence Center will present their products and services involving the PDF/A format and answer questions for visitors to the DMS Expo 2008. On September 8, 2008 – the day before the DMS EXPO – the PDF/A Competence Center will also offer a half-day seminar in Cologne. It will provide participants with detailed information on the ISO standard for long-term archiving as well as its advantages and areas of use. Will you attend? [...]