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Welcome to the first newsletter from the PDF/A Competence Center, we hope that you discover new and interesting information about PDF/A in it! Topics include PDF/A support in the upcoming OpenOffice 2.4 and recommendations and guidelines for PDF/A. Find out what other information we have to offer in this issue.

February 1, 2008

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?

December 20, 2007

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?

December 13, 2007

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?

December 11, 2007

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?

November 29, 2007

Dr. Wild will support the ongoing internationalization of the association and the propagation of the PDF/A standard for users and the DMS industry. The Managing director of the Karlsruhe company intarsys consulting GmbH has been working with tailored customer solutions and multifunctional software for electronic documents and forms based on PDF technology since the mid-1990s. Since mid-2006, intarsys has been offering technologically leading solutions for PDF/A validation as well as eBilling based on PDF and PDF/A. Would you like to learn more about Dr. Wild’s background?

October 11, 2007

The PDF/A Pavilion attracted enormous interest from visitors who used the opportunity to inform themselves about the uses and advantages of PDF/A. For the first time, the international association organized a joint member’s booth at Europe’s leading trade show for electronic information, content, and document management. Would you like to attend one of our events?

October 9, 2007

AIIM and the PDF/A Competence Center have announced their cooperation and will promote the worldwide use of the PDF/A standard. The primary emphasis in this regard is the worldwide use of the PDF/A standard (ISO 19005-1, Document management – Electronic file format for longterm preservation – Part 1: Use of PDF1.4 (PDF/A-1)). This is to be supported by the coordination of training courses, conferences, webinars, etc. Due to their different regional and cultural influences, both associations expect considerable synergies to result from the collaboration. Would you like to learn more about what PDF/A can do for you?

September 25, 2007

ABBYY’s involvement with the PDF/A Competence Center emphasizes their commitment to the development and promotion of technology standards. ABBYY, headquartered in Moscow with numerous subsidiaries, develops and markets its products worldwide. In addition to solutions for OCR and for converting PDF and other formats, they also provide data capture programs for processing forms, semi-structured, and unstructured documents. Would you like to learn more about ABBYY?

June 18, 2007

More than 200 attendees learned about different aspects of long-term archiving with PDF/A in the specialized sessions presented by PDF/A experts. Attendees learned about different aspects of long-term archiving with PDF/A in the specialized sessions presented by PDF/A experts, with a choice between management and technical tracks being offered. An important part of the program were sessions from Adobe with technical expertise from Adobe USA. An opening introductory session for all attendees and a summary of ECM strategies were presented by the recognized DMS/ECM consultants Bernhard Zoeller and Guido Schmitz. Would you like to see what else the conference offered?

April 2, 2007

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