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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Happy new logo!

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Upcoming PDF Day DC proves popular!

Some of the speakers at PDF Day DC.The PDF Association returns to Washington DC next Monday, January 29, 2018 for PDF Day DC, a single day packed with 18 sessions in six interest-areas; Accessible PDF, Archiving with PDF, PDF in Engineering, Output, Workflow and Section 508 management.

We’re almost completely out of tickets! Representatives from over 50 federal and state agencies are coming to PDF Day; even so, a third of the attendees will be representing commercial organizations that support government operations in various document-related ways.

Everyone uses PDF technology one way or another.

The PDF Association is celebrating a new alliance; the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Library of Congress have both recently joined the PDF Association as Liaison Organizations. This allows each organizations’ technical personnel to access the same benefits as all full PDF Association members; PDF Association technical resources and interest-groups, access to the latest developments in ISO standardization, the ability to submit comments, and more.

Part of NARA’s mission is to help all federal agencies in archiving their important documents in accordance with current best-practice and aware of the latest techniques and technologies in electronic document management. Accordingly, NARA is hosting PDF Day DC at the landmark National Archives Building in downtown Washington DC. For over 200 people, it seems, PDF Day will be both informative and memorable.

PDF Day DC is especially timely due to NARA’s recent draft strategic guidance for Federal agencies. NARA plans to stop accepting paper documents for archive in 2023… and PDF is going to be a big part of that story.

In its formality, the National Archives Building is, in its way, a monument to stability. Democracy itself it preserved, if not exactly ‘archived’, by way of executing on the National Archives’ mission. The PDF Association is proud to gather 18 experts in PDF technology to the National Archives to talk about the document format that everyone uses but few think about.

If you’ve not yet registered for PDF Day DC… hurry! The event is almost completely sold out; last I checked there was about 15 tickets left.

Categories: Archives & Libraries, Document Management, Government