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? [...]

PDF/A Competence Center Welcomes Direct Support for PDF/A in Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 will support PDF/A – the ISO standard for long-term archiving in PDF format. Users of the Office suite will be able to create PDF/A files directly from the applications. In this way the files will remain readable for years to come, without requiring that obsolete versions of applications remain available. Don’t you see this decision by Microsoft as confirming that PDF/A will gain even further acceptance? [...]

PDF/A Competence Center Presents Innovative Solutions and Services at CeBIT 2008

Nine members of the PDF/A Competence Center will be represented at the world’s largest ITC trade show. Visitors to this year’s CeBIT will find innovative products for PDF/A – the ISO standard for long-term archiving – at the booths of PDF/A Competence Center members. Who will be representing the PDF/A Competence Center? [...]

First International PDF/A Conference in Amsterdam

A must-attend event for all who have to consider the future security of electronic archiving for their documents. On April 10th-11th, 2008, the “Who’s Who” of PDF/A specialists from around the globe will meet in Amsterdam at the Hilton Hotel and share their knowledge through lectures and keynote speeches. In addition, the organizers have succeeded in attracting several large user organizations to the event, including the European Patent Office. Who else will present? [...]

Successful PDF/A Workshop for DMS/ECM Providers

An exclusive opportunity for participants to discuss all aspects of PDF/A in the overall context of a complete DMS/ECM system with the experts of the PDF/A Competence Center executive management. The topics covered included basic information, the role of PDF/A in scanning, validation of PDF/A files, migration, and integration in document management systems. What did all workshop participants agree would be a critical factor in purchasing decisions for many users in the future? [...]

Survey Result: PDF/A Is Coming – Now!

377 IT decision-makers indicate that PDF/A is nearly as well known as the TIFF and PDF archiving formats used up to now, and is even more recognized than JPEG. The fact that PDF/A is not yet widely used can be attributed to its publication as an ISO standard only two years ago. Nonetheless, at least half of all those expressing interest have specific plans for introducing PDF/A within the next year. Would you like to learn more about the alarming survey finding? [...]

Technical Committee Vote: PDF 1.7 Accepted as an ISO Standard

The Portable Document Format – more precisely PDF Version 1.7 – was approved for standardization with a vote of 13:1 by the responsible ISO technical committee, as reported by James C. King (Senior Principal Scientist & PDF Architect, Adobe) in Inside PDF. The file format has thus completed a major step towards becoming an international standard. Would you like to keep abreast of news on this important international standard? [...]

SRZ Berlin Joins the PDF/A Competence Center

SRZ adds its expertise with libraries and archives to the PDF/A Competence Center. Projects implemented by SRZ include the digitization of extensive collections and catalogs and the introduction of content management systems (CMS) for presenting digital collections on the Internet. Are you interested in learning what else SRZ’s membership will provide for European libraries and archives? [...]