Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records from NARA

March 26, 2014

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Watch the on-demand webinar: NARA Compliance Automated for the US Department of State

If you’re in the Government sector, you’re likely aware of the updated guidelines issued in the NARA Bulletin 2014-04 on the file types that can be used to submit documents for long-term retention. The revised guidelines include some important information, a short summary of which has been written by Duff Johnson, Vice Chairman of the PDF Association on his blog. You can find the full guidelines in NARA’s 2014-04 Transfer Guidance, Appendix A.

Automating document compliance for Government: on-demand webinar

There is considerable room for human error and wasted time when converting documents to the specified formats manually. However, the risk of non-compliance can be greatly reduced by automating document conversion to PDF.

Adlib released an on-demand webinar on automating document conversion within Enterprise Content Management systems. Watch the webinar and learn how document-centric processes can be improved with Advanced Rendering.

In the webinar you’ll learn how the US Department of State modernized their communication system to become compliant with NARA, and why they chose Adlib to be a key element of their archival process transformation: State Messaging and Archive Retrieval Toolset (SMART). You’ll also hear from Duff Johnson on PDF/A, the ISO-standardization version of PDF specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents, plus a brief overview of PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2.

Adlib is no stranger to NARA compliance: white paper

Adlib is used across Government agencies, including the US Department of State, to convert documents to compliant, searchable PDF for long-term archiving. Download the white paper to learn about how Adlib works with Government departments to streamline archiving and ensure documents are available in perpetuity.

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