November 16, 2010
Federal courts moving to archival standard for PDF (PDF/A)
The federal courts will soon begin moving the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system to the PDF/A standard for electronic filing. The PACER website offers more information about the transition. The Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog also notes this development and provides advice about implementing PDF/A.
PDF/A is an ISO-approved subset (ISO 19005: PDF/A) of the standard PDF specification and is intended for long-term archiving of electronic documents.
Links to useful information about PDF/A:
- DigitalPreservation.gov (Library of Congress) > PDF/A-1, PDF for Long-term Preservation, Use of PDF 1.4 (includes additional links to information about PDF/A)
- PDF/A Competence Center > PDF/A - A new Standard for Long-Term Archiving