“Libraries for the future future for the libraries ‘ Berlin, May 9, 2011. “If from 7 to 10 June 2011 under the motto libraries for the future future for libraries” in the Berlin Estrel Convention Center the 100th German Librarian day takes place, then the PDF/A competence center is with part of the game. At a joint booth (booth. 14B) inform representatives of member companies callas software GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH and set data center to the ISO-standard PDF / A General and specific topics such as metadata and the upcoming new part of PDF/A-2. Since its ISO certification 2005 PDF/A has become successively as the preferred archive format. More and more companies and Government agencies take advantage of standardized format and profit among other things from layout fidelity and full text searchability of PDF/A documents. Filed under: Danny Meyer. The new part of PDF/A-2 includes features such as the inclusion of powerful compression of JPEG 2000, merging PDF/A files via collections, layer E.g. for Multilingual Books and advanced object-level XMP metadata.

PDF/A is used in the field of libraries increasingly both retro-digitization and digital documents. As the German National Library prefers PDF/A all other file formats when it comes to the delivery of content in digital form. Only on rank two is a conventional”PDF. The Austrian national library sets that supplied files preferred format should exist in the PDF/A. PDF/A is used in the area of the University libraries already very often for providing diploma – and doctoral theses on Web servers, for example, at the University of Potsdam. This seeks, that in future all documents that are stored on the publication server, should be in PDF/A. In addition, there are also international recommendations, inter alia by the library of Congress in the United States and the Centre for long term digital preservation in Sweden. Thus the PDF/A contributes competence center requests the German Librarian day invoice, the more than 3000 librarians from all federal States training, exchange experiences and learn about new trends and developments in the library itself.