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The PDF Association and the Library of Congress

Earlier in 2017 both the US Library of Congress and NARA joined the PDF Association as Liaison members, an option available to non-profit and governmental organizations interested in contributing to the development and best-practice of PDF technology. As the archival records-manager for the …



The only digital document format

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a statement, a painting – at a moment in time. Until the advent of computers (and scanners), the media typically considered …



ISO 32000 Project Leaders receive ISO Excellence award

PDF 1.7, the final Adobe edition of the PDF specification, was published in 2006, and converted to an ISO standard in 2008. Since then, Working Group 8 of ISO TC 171 SC 2 has worked for nine years to overhaul …



Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will …



GPII lists PDF viewers with “readability” features

The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is a new initiative to promote awareness and development of technologies that contribute to broad-based accessibility in electronic content. This organization has recently posted a matrix of PDF viewers along with information about how …



Adobe steps up on standards adoption

The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention to ISO standards-adoption. This release, 18.xx for those on the “Continuous” track, includes the following, among other improvements: Accessibility: Adobe …



The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so …



PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to increasing …



The end of paper, the leveraging of PDF

Writing in Government Computing News, PDF Executive Director Duff Johnson highlights NARA’s recently-published draft strategic plan and its stated objective of eliminating paper as a medium for records by the end of 2022. He points out that PDF is not …



2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as …



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