Topics include PDF/A and its relevance for digital long-term archiving in libraries and archives. Also, the PDF/A Competence Center will be at the 100th German Librarians Day conference in Berlin. More than 3000 participants from public, research and business libraries and archives are expected to attend, taking advantage of this unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the newest information and knowledge, and to take new ideas and challenges back with them. How will you archive (and ensure long-term access to) your important information?
“Paper products represent the largest portion of the United States’ trash, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2007, they made up roughly 68 million tons (or a little over a quarter) of all materials in the municipal waste stream.” PDF can help.
Kethy Lee offers a step-by-step guide in How to Make Scanned PDF Editable with Google Docs.
Overview of pros and cons of the PDF file format for beginners; looks at build, security, compression and ability to modify. Factors For Making Use Of PDF – A Backgrounder on PDFs Benefits and Drawbacks is intended to help new users determine if PDF is the right file type for their needs.
Published in August 2010 by the ISO, the PDF/VT International Standard offers numerous advantages over previous formats for variable data printing, particularly a very high degree of interoperability. The new Special Interest Group acts as a platform for the exchange of experiences of manufacturers and for conducting interoperability tests around the PDF/VT format. In addition, the considerable know-how of the SIG will soon be available in the form of white papers, webinars and other educational materials. What else does PDF/VT offer?
The combination of PDF/A technology and SharePoint provides enterprises with the advantage of an automated archiving solution that gives a seamless technical realization of legal or corporate regulations. Dr. Hans Bärfuss explains advantages of long-term archiving of documents in PDF/A format and describes the resulting benefits thereof based on practical examples.
If you have lots of PDF files on your Mac and are worried about dealing with “a cluttered mess” as CNET’s Topher Kessler puts it, you have options. In addition to spotlight’s indexing, smart folders or consolidating the files in one location, iTunes can also be used to manage a library of PDF documents.
The Adobe PDF Guild is offering incentives to users to “participate in the learning quest” by using a point-based reward system that allows the users to “buy” items such as laptop stickers, thumb drives, T-shirts or possibly even the software.
The “Bavaria report” is a comparative review of PDF/A validators. It assesses the output of 7 PDF/A validation tools for conforming and non-conforming documents in the hope of providing guidelines for users and encouraging vendors of PDF/A validation tools to optimize their products.
The PDF/A Competence Center provides a wide range of experience and expertise to answer questions on all aspects of the growing body of PDF standards for document and enterprise content management. Since certification as ISO 19005-1:2005, PDF/A has become established as a preferred archiving format. Increasing numbers of companies and public authorities benefit from the advantage of ISO-standardized technology, ensuring reliability, fidelity and full text search capability in electronic documents.DF/A-2, the second part of the Standard, was ratified in December, 2010 and will be published in 2011. Are you ready for the enhancements it will bring?