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.

Ask your colleagues, students, or staff to join you in learning together over lunch or breakfast - in the convenience of your conference room, office, or classroom. Gather around a PC and a speaker phone and get information and tools that will help you adapt your skills to the digital environment.

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.

Your purchase will give you 2 months of access to view the recording.

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
June 28, 2012 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
X - Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format
Individual topic purchase: Selected
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