Growing industry regulation and government legislation is driving your need to preserve an ever-increasing volume of data for longer periods of time: up to 100 years, or even longer. Traditional archiving methods, based on paper and microfilm, are simply no longer viable. TIFF and other image formats lock away your valuable content since they are non-searchable as well as costly to store, retrieve and distribute due to large file sizes.
The PDF archive (PDF/A) standard is being rapidly adopted for digital archiving. Adlib's rich set of PDF/A capabilities, which integrate with ECM and SharePoint systems, reduce costs associated with automated long term PDF archiving, increase efficiency with best-in-class searchability, and meet compliance requirements.
Industries that particularly benefit from using PDF archiving include:
Healthcare - This industry is undergoing rapid digitization; all the electronic output from lab, X-ray, clinical and examination systems demands adequate digital archiving
Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) - In some cases, laws demand that technical plans and drawings in support of AEC projects must be retained for decades. Documents in the large aircraft product lifecycle, for example, can span 60 years from design to final production, and must remain accessible for 30 more years beyond that
Archives/Libraries/Government - The public sector is being legislated to use the PDF archive format to preserve electronic information.The growing list of government agencies that recommend, or have mandated, the use of PDF/A includes:
- National Archive and Records Administration (NARA)
- U.S. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
- U.S. National Library of Congress
- United States Patent & Trademark Office
- German Government
- Dutch Government
- Italian Government