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Implementing PDF/A-based eIDAS trust services

Nicole Gauger // April 11, 2018
PDF/A Presentation preview

Dr. Bernd Wild, Chairman of intarsys AG, will be hosting a presentation titled “Implementing PDF/A-based eIDAS trust services” at the …

The 2018 PDF/A Adoption Survey

PDF Association staff // February 22, 2018
PDF/A News For members

The PDF Asso­ci­a­tion is sur­veying its mem­bers (link requires a login to the members only intranet) on the cur­rent and prospec­tive …

The PDF Association and the Library of Congress

PDF Association staff // December 13, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News PDF Association news

Earlier in 2017 both the US Library of Congress and NARA joined the PDF Association as Liaison members, an option available to non-profit …

The only digital document format

Duff Johnson // December 8, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A Article

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a …

veraPDF 1.10 released

PDF Association staff // November 30, 2017
PDF/A News

The latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported, open source PDF/A validator, is now available for download. Version 1.10 is the …

Adobe steps up on standards adoption

PDF Association staff // November 14, 2017
PDF in general PDF 2.0 PDF/A PDF/UA News

The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention …

The end of paper, the leveraging of PDF

PDF Association staff // October 27, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

Writing in Government Computing News, PDF Executive Director Duff Johnson highlights NARA’s recently-published draft strategic plan and its stated objective …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

PDF Association staff // October 12, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A Article

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies …

National Archives tilts towards a paperless (and PDF) future

PDF Association staff // October 3, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

For NARA and (in principle) for all US Federal agencies, paper is officially going obsolete (for records-keeping) in 2022.

National Archives and Library of Congress Join the PDF Association; National Archives to host PDF Day in 2018

PDF Association staff // September 27, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

Federal agencies will advocate for cultural heritage communities in a vendor-neutral environment Berlin, Germany. The National Archives and the Library …

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