OPF Workshop: Getting Started with veraPDF

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of what veraPDF does, how to install and configure the software and how to interpret the results.

veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validation and characterisation tool and part of the OPF reference toolset. It can be used by itself or as part of a digital preservation workflow. It is also embedded in several off-the-shelf digital preservation products.

Who should attend?

This digital preservation workshop is aimed at anyone who is new to veraPDF.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the main features of the PDF/A specifications and their relation to the standard PDF file formats.
  • Learn how to install and use veraPDF and how to interpret the results. Understand what its capabilities and limitations are.
  • Find out how to report bugs, request features and contribute to improving veraPDF, benefitting the whole community.


OPF members receive priority registration. Charter members are invited to register up to five participants free of charge, affiliate members can register for one place free of charge. The registration fee for non-members is €50.00.

Please note due to the practical nature of this workshop, we are limiting registration to 25 places.




May 24, 2019, 0900 - 1300

Nationaal Archief, The Hague

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