veraPDF will be running a half day workshop at the PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) 2016 conference. PASIG takes place on 9-11 March at the Czech National Library of Technology in Prague. Registration for the conference is open at: http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/registration.
The veraPDF workshop takes place on the first morning in parallel to the ‘Digital Preservation 101’ session.
9 March 09:00 – 12 noon
veraPDF: an industry-supported, open source PDF/A validation for digital preservationists
veraPDF’s goal is to build an industry-supported validator for PDF/A. This workshop will begin with an introduction to why PDF/A is used and the importance of validation. We will have a web demonstrator with user interface that participants can try out. We’ll then be looking at metadata extraction, focusing on what the data means and why it is important in a library or archive environment.
The second part of the workshop will focus on how the software has been put together to produce a reliable web services that can be used in your institution.
The full PASIG conference agenda is published at: http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda.
Note that the attendee cost is 200€ until the end of January and 250€ February 1 on. A list of local hotels is available on the website.