[DAS]  Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format

Details

Thu, Jun 28, 2012, through Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Webcast

 


Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Registration Pass #1283

SAA Member $159
Nonmember $199


Workshop Description

Proper preservation of electronic records includes the implementation of many different processes over time, but often one of the most important is the conversion of electronic records to long-term, or persistent, formats. For textual documents, one of the most promising formats for preservation is PDF/A, which was designed as a preservation format.

Upon completion of this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the advantages and proper use of PDF/A as a preservation format;
  • Realize the limitations of PDF/A;
  • Identify the various versions of PDF/A and the ISO standards;
  • Learn the processes for converting electronic documents to PDF/A; and,
  • Understand quality control procedures and general preservation management for PDFs.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who must deal with the conversion of electronic records to long-term, or persistent, formats.

This course is one of the Tools & Services Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program!  If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access the exam information.


Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format

Thu, Jun 28, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CENTRAL

Geoffrey A. Huth, MA , MLS

Archival Recertification Credits: 1
DAS Tools & Services Tier: 1