SAA Webinar "Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format" at Chicago State University

  • 25 Sep 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 9501 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60628


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About the Webinar

Proper preservation of electronic records includes the implementation of many different processes over time, but often one of the most important is the conversion of electronic records to long-term, or persistent, formats. For textual documents, one of the most promising formats for preservation is PDF/A, which was designed as a preservation format.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the advantages and proper use of PDF/A as a preservation format;
  • Realize the limitations of PDF/A;
  • Identify the various versions of PDF/A and the ISO standards;
  • See processes for converting electronic documents to PDF/A; and,
  • Understand quality control procedures and general preservation management for PDFs.

Who Should Attend?

Archivists and others who must deal with the conversion of electronic records to long-term, or persistent, formats.

What Should You know?

Registrants should have a basic understanding of the portable document format.


Space is limited to 15 participants, so register quickly!

CAA members: $15

Non-members: $20 (You can easily become a member of CAA first to get the member rate.  Join CAA through the "Join Us" section of our website.)

On-site registration:

CAA members: $20

Non-members: $25

DAS Certification: For those webinar participants who wish to pursue DAS certification and take the online exam after the webinar, SAA will charge a separate exam fee of $35.


The webinar will be held at Chicago State University, University Library Room 301. Parking on campus is $5.00.


Please contact host Aaisha Haykal at 773-995-3843 or

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This webinar is sponsored by the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA). CAA is offering a series of webinars from the Society of American Archivists’ Digital Archives Specialist curriculum.  The curriculum and certificate qualifications can be viewed by pointing your Web browser to

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