PDF Day – January 29

PDF Day, a program with educational sessions designed for Federal agencies and stakeholders, will take place Monday, January 29, at the National Archives in Washington, DC (Archives I) in the William G. McGowan Theater from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

The PDF Association (PDFA) has been sponsoring an annual PDF Day for the past four years. PDF Day brings industry experts, vendors, and managers together to discuss the importance and utility of the Portable Document Format (PDF)–including its various ISO standards and the wide-ranging technologies available to government workflows. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) manages standards that provide requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

There will be 18 educational sessions in two tracks that will offer a wide range of topics such as PDF and Artificial Intelligence; eSignatures; digitization of paper documents; Section 508; PDF and engineering documents; and accessibility issues.

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero will deliver the welcoming remarks at the event. Additionally, John Martinez, supervisor of NARA’s Policy and Standards Team (ACPS), will conduct a session about NARA’s new Draft Strategic Plan, highlighting the impact and implications for Federal records managers of the draft Strategic Plan and its goals for electronic records management, as well as upcoming digitization guidance.

Register at https://www.xing-events.com/pdf-day-washington-2018.html. Registration also includes refreshments, lunch, and a networking function immediately following the event.

For those who can’t attend in-person, much of the event will be broadcast live and recorded via YouTube, similar to the Bi-monthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG). We’ll share the direct video link when it becomes available.

You can read more about the sessions and presenters at https://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-day-washington-dc/

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.
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