[Irtalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 14:47:36 SAST 2015


*Hilton Gibson*
Ubuntu Linux Systems Administrator
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Becky McGuinness <becky at openpreservation.org>
Date: 15 July 2015 at 14:33
Subject: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF consortium issues first public software release
To: WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been
released. The software can be downloaded at:

veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator 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 project is led by the Open
Preservation Foundation <http://openpreservation.org/> and the PDF
Association <http://www.pdfa.org/> and is supported by leading members of
the PDF software development community through their Technical Working

This initial public release of veraPDF’s software is incomplete, and is not
to be used as a validator; it is currently more a proof of concept than a
usable file format validator. The release notes are published at:

veraPDF’s website is now up at http://verapdf.org/. The site contains
information on the project’s software and roadmap, the team behind it, and
how you can get involved.

If you’d like to keep up to date with veraPDF’s progress, and be among the
first to find out when new software is available sign up to our email list:

The veraPDF consortium is a unique collaboration, bringing together an end
user community of digital preservationists and a software industry rooted
in the principle of interoperability based on ISO standardised technology
to develop the definitive conformance checker for PDF/A. veraPDF is funded
by the PREFORMA project.

(PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European
Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. http://www.preforma-project.eu/

Becky McGuinness | Community Manager
@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1

*Open Preservation Foundation*
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