Archiving PDFs

Hi all,

This week I worked on converting PDF scans of the Chaffey Letters Book 1 into archivable PDFs, or PDF/As. I did a little research into why it’s necessary for these files to be in the PDF/A format and found that this allows them to be preserved more carefully so that they remain accessible. It’s used by governments, newspapers, libraries, and many more institutions as the world’s information becomes more and more digitized. So, although the work was tedious, it ensured that the Chaffey letters meet the standards for digital archiving.

Happy December,