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veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

Release 0.2 of veraPDF does not yet perform PDF/A validation, but as a proof-of-concept it demonstrates the approach selected for project.

Author: Duff Johnson
Date: July 15, 2015


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veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

veraPDF logoThe first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software is now available for download.

veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term. The project is led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association and is supported by leading members of the PDF software development community through their Technical Working Group.

This initial public release of veraPDF’s software is incomplete, and is not to be used as a validator; it is currently more a proof of concept than a usable file format validator. Release notes are available for more information.

veraPDF’s website is now up at http://verapdf.org/. The site contains information on the project’s software and roadmap, the team behind it, and how you can get involved.

If you’d like to keep up to date with veraPDF’s progress, and be among the first to find out when new software is available sign up to our email list: http://verapdf.org/subscribe/


The veraPDF consortium is a unique collaboration, bringing together an end user community of digital preservationists and a software industry rooted in the principle of interoperability based on ISO standardised technology to develop the definitive conformance checker for PDF/A. veraPDF is funded by the PREFORMA project.


(PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.