OPF Workshop: Getting Started with veraPDF
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 20, 2595 BE Den Haag, Netherlands
This half-day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of what veraPDF does, how to install and configure the software and how to interpret the results.
veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validation and characterisation tool and part of the OPF reference toolset. It can be used by itself or as part of a digital preservation workflow. It is also embedded in several off-the-shelf digital preservation products.
Who should attend?
This digital preservation workshop is aimed at anyone who is new to veraPDF.
Discover the main features of the PDF/A specifications and their relation to the standard PDF file formats.
Learn how to install and use veraPDF and how to interpret the results. Understand what its capabilities and limitations are.
Find out how to report bugs, request features and contribute to improving veraPDF, benefitting the whole community.
Coffee and registration
The OPF reference toolset and a brief history of veraPDF
An introduction to the PDF/A specification
Why do we validate file formats? Policy, practice, and why we use PDF/A
Where veraPDF can fit into your workflow
Installing, configuring and running veraPDF
Interpreting validation results: what do they mean?
Beyond validation, enforcing institutional policy using veraPDF
How can I contribute?
veraPDF future and wrap up
Priority registration is open to OPF members. Charter members are invited to register up to five participants free of charge, affiliate members can register for one place free of charge. Please use the link and code distributed to the members mailing list to apply the discount.
Any remaining places will be open to the community. The registration fee for non-members is €50.00.
Please note due to the practical nature of this workshop, we are limiting registration to 25 places.
Participants should bring their own laptop where possible to get the most out of this workshop.
veraPDF is sustained and maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation. Dual Lab provides active user support and carries out maintenance and bug fixes. The PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group continues in its role resolving ambiguities arising from veraPDF’s usage in the field, and promoting adoption of PDF/A and veraPDF by developers worldwide.
Terms and conditions
If you cancel your place within 7 days before the workshop, a cancellation fee of €25 will apply. However, you are welcome to transfer your place to a colleague free of charge.
Should we need to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will aim to give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. We will give you a full refund for the workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.
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