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Preserving PDF: identify, validate, repair

Organisation
Open Planets Foundation
Location
ZBW - Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg
Germany
Country

Germany

Language
English
Learning Objectives
Learn about PDF and PDF/A standards

Document and prioritise known preservation problems with PDF files

Assess state of the art identification and validation tools

Test the tools on sample files and compare the results

Define organisational requirements and policies for conformance

Identify requirements for future development work (road-mapping)

Help improve current PDF tools (hacking)
Training Fee
EUR150
Target Audience1
Practical
Website
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preserving-pdf-identify-validate-repair-registration-12203790867
Contact E-Mail
rebecca@openplanetsfoundation.org
Date
01 Sep 2014 09:30am - 02 Sep 2014 05:00pm

This event will focus on the PDF file format. Participants are encouraged to contribute requirements, for instance sample files with errors or anomalies for investigation. Currently available identification and validation tools will be demonstrated, with the opportunity to compare results using your own collections and identify gaps for future development.

OPF members have identified specific tasks for the event:

check the validity of the files and whether they are encrypted;
perform quality assurance checks after migration, using comparison tools;
investigate error messages, repair the problems, and build a knowledge base; and
document and improve open source tool functionality e.g. JHOVE validation.

There will also be discussion sessions, and the opportunity to share experiences with peer organisations.

Olaf Drümmer, Chairman of the PDF Association will present the work of the ISO standards body, including efforts related to PDF and PDF/A, and share the industry perspective on tool development.

Why attend?

-Learn about PDF and PDF/A standards;

-Document and prioritise known preservation problems with PDF files;

-Assess state of the art identification and validation tools;

-Test the tools on sample files and compare the results;

-Define organisational requirements and policies for conformance;

-Identify requirements for future development work (road-mapping);

-Help improve current PDF tools (hacking).

Who should attend?

Collection owners with a responsibility to preserve PDFs. Bring along your problem files!

Developers interested in hacking PDF identification and validation tools.

Discussion topics

PDF and PDF/A validation

PDF standards and specifications

PDF technical metadata

Role of PDF/A as a preservation format

The agenda can be seen at: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/KB/2014-09-01+Preserving+PDF+-+identify%2C+validate%2C+repair

Terms and conditions
Full payment must be received in full one week before the event (by 25 August 2014).

There will be a EUR 70.00 no show/cancellation fee if you do not notify us by 25 August 2014 that you cannot attend.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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