December 5, 2013

Looking Back: Has PDF/A Delivered Promise of Digital Archive

Written by: Tim Nelms, Business Development and Alliances, EMEA Archiving Division The fact is that PDF/A evolved out of real-world challenges where there were no formal standards for digital archiving (the choices at that time were native formats, proprietary formats or unsuitable open standards). I was frequently asked by our customers at this time whether it … Continue reading “Looking Back: Has PDF/A Delivered Promise of Digital Archive”

Written by: Tim Nelms, Business Development and Alliances, EMEA Archiving Division

The fact is that PDF/A evolved out of real-world challenges where there were no formal standards for digital archiving (the choices at that time were native formats, proprietary formats or unsuitable open standards). I was frequently asked by our customers at this time whether it would be better to use format XML or TIFF or format XYZ as an archive format.
Looking back over the last ten years, we raised these questions in a recent OutputLinks article:
  1. How do you preserve an electronic document today or 30 years from today? 
  2. How do you preserve both paper-based and electronic records in a consistent format? 
  3. How do you provide consistency in your archives and how do you support search and navigation? 
Read our article in OutputLinks to learn more about this environment and find solutions to solve the above challenges.