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Date added 28 August 2007
Last edited 12 November 2009

Full Title

ISO 19005-1: Document Management - Electronic Document File Format for Long-term Preservation

Description

ISO 19005-1:2005 defines the file format PDF/A-1. This is a profile of PDF (Portable Document Format), produced by Adobe Systems Incorporated, with a publically available specification. The profile places restrictions on the use of PDF components to ensure reproducability, stability and accessibility over time. The profile is based on PDF Reference 1.4.

PDF/A-1 records the structure and semantics of an electronic document, enabling the longterm preservation of the look and feel, without dependency on proprietary systems for creating, storing or rendering files.

Standards Developing Organisation

ISO

Rights

No information available.

Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Create or Receive
Data
Migrate
Preservation Planning
Transform

Standard Frameworks

Digital Archive Standards
Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

File Formats

Current Version

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions

None.

Previous Versions

None.

Referenced Standards

Errata for PDF Reference, third edition, 18 June 2003
Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Third Edition) ISO 639: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages
ICC.1:1998-09, File Format for Colour Profiles
ICC.1A:1999-04, Addendum 2 to Spec. ICC.1:1998-09
IETF RFC 1766: March 1995, Tags for the Identification of Languages
ISO 14721:2003, Space Data and Information Transfer Systems - Open Archival Information System - Reference Model
ISO 15489-1:2001, Information and Documentation - Records Management - Part 1: General
ISO 15930-4, Graphic Technology - Prepress Digital Exchange Using PDF - Part 4: Complete Exchange of CMYK and Spot Colour Printing Data Using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-1a)
ISO 18509-1: Electronic Archival Storage - Specifications Relative to the Design and Operation of Information Processing Systems in View of Ensuring the Integrity on Recordings Stored in These Systems - Part 1: Long Term Access Strategy
ISO 18509-2: Electronic Archival Storage - Specifications Relative to the Design and Operation of Information Processing Systems in View of Ensuring the Integrity on Recordings Stored in These Systems - Part 1: Technical Specifications
ISO 3166: Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries and their Subdivisions
ISO/IEC 10646-1 Information Technology - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) - Part 1: Architecture and Basic Multilingual Plane
ISO/IEC 646, Information Technology - ISO 7-bit Coded Character Set for Information Interchange
ISO/IEC 9541-1, Information Technology - Font Information Interchange - Part 1: Architecture
ISO/TR 15801:2004, Electronic Imaging - Information Stored Electronically - Recommendations for Trustworthiness and Reliability
ISO/TR 18492:2005, Long-term Preservation of Electronic Document-based Information
PDF Reference: Adobe Portable Document Format, Version 1.4
RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)
W3C Note: Date and Time Formats
XMP Specification