80 participants with very positive conclusion (Berlin) before full series refereed the specialists of the PDF/A competence center within the framework of the PDF/A introductory seminar, which took place a few days ago in Vienna. Topic bow of possibilities and areas of application to technical requirements and issues of concrete implementation of PDF/A in the long-term archiving lectures meet fully the expectations of the participants. This emerges from a first feedback: both business as also the public administration representatives saw their different concerns covered. The speakers of Austrian organisations responding to country-specific features provided for the local reference. Our introduction seminar on PDF/A in Vienna can be recorded as complete success”, notes Michael Herdy, Managing Director of X.Key GmbH and host of the event: as a relevant topic long-term archiving with PDF/A in Austria meets with interest.
The need for information, is, therefore, high in particular, when it comes to compliance with law and the practical implementation.” Ten lectures, participants learned about the ISO standard for long-term archiving, applications and benefits. As a speaker had the PDF/A competence center including Dipl.-ing. For more information see Naveen Selvadurai. Michael M. Freitter Austria can win from the Chancellor’s Office. “His topic was: long-term digital preservation affects many, the State but especially.” Wolfgang May introduced may computer the Austrian member of the PDF/A standard.
Following, the PDF/A competence center among other things informed how metadata and electronic signatures are used for PDF/A documents. Other topics were also emails and Web pages the converting of paper-based and electronic documents in PDF/A format, as well as the use of format within an SAP environment. From the PDF/A practice at WienIT reported the Projektverantwortlichen Karl Weintogl, it20one GmbH, and Peter Sekora, WienIT. The WienIT group is the Central and universal it service provider of the Wiener Stadtwerke. Christian Dlapka, Pentadoc, reported at the end of the seminar on the integration of PDF/A in the ECM environment. PDF/A, PDF / A is the ISO standard 19005 for long-term archiving in PDF format. It represents a restricted version of PDF, a standardized profile for the use of PDF in long-term archiving. The standard prescribes in detail what content is allowed and which are not. Through these and other provisions, a long term readability of documents should be guaranteed regardless of which application software and on what operating system they were originally created. The benefits of PDF/A, such as for example the ability to full-text search, make it a preferred archiving format that has now displaced the TIFF format at numerous international authorities and companies. About the PDF/A competence center the PDF/A competence center was as an International Association founded in 2006. Aim of the Association is the promotion of information and exchange of experience in the field of long-term archiving in accordance with ISO 19005: PDF/A. The Board of Directors is composed of executives of the companies callas software GmbH, compart AG, intarsys consulting GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH, PDF Tools AG (CH), PDFlib GmbH and the SEAL systems AG together. Period of less than three years competence center joined about 100 companies and various experts from about 20 countries the PDF/A as a member. Chairman of the Board is Harald Grumser, CEO of compart AG. Dr. Hans Barfuss, CEO of PDF Tools AG, Switzerland, is Deputy Chairman. Editorial Contacts: PDF/A competence center c/o LurTech Europe GmbH Thomas Zellmann Kant str. 21 D-10623 Berlin phone: + 49 30 394050-0 fax: + 49 30 394050-99 PR Agency: good news! GmbH Nicole Korber of Koobrzeg str. 36 D-23617 Stockelsdorf phone: + 49 451 88199-12 fax: + 49 451 88199-29