veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. The software can be downloaded at: veraPDF is developing industry-supported open source, file-format validation for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term. The […]

April 2015 – December 2016: Prototyping phase

PREFORMA awarded three of the six suppliers a contract for the prototyping phase in April 2015. veraPDF was successful in proceeding to phase 2 for the conformance checker for the PDF/A strand. We are still in the early stages of development. We have been busy focusing on PDF/A validation fundamentals and establishing good working practices. You can […]

November 2014 – February 2015: Design phase

We worked with closely with both memory institutions and industry to gather their requirements for the PDF/A conformance checker. OPF and DPC consulted with their members, and held a webinar to explain the aims of veraPDF and get feedback on the following points in the functional and technical specification. Functional specification: scope of PDF/A validation; policy requirements; use cases; interfaces; integrations […]