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Building a PDF Standards Library

Building a PDF Standards Library

Building a PDF Standards Library

Any recommendations for Standard (API/CSA) vendors that have reasonable DRM?

Over the years our standards library has become littered with PDFs locked to specific computers with no one knowing how to access them. Looking for a better way to do things here.

Structural, Alberta

RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

One solution would be to have a central computer to be used as the library.

I can imagine a lot of pushback on this idea, but it is no different than walking to the bookshelf to grab a book.

I am also interested to hear what others are doing.

RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

Do you subscribe ti IHS Markit or SAI Global?


RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

Our standards library, which is vast, is either open .PDF documents or .PDF documents with DRM which were opened by the user and then printed to .PDF and thus are now open, or .PDF documents with DRM tied to the 'computer' (server) they are on.

RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

Another IHS user here.

May want to look into the legality and feasibility of a single computer license accessed remotely via Citrix or equivalent.

RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

Sometimes if you disable JavaScript you can get around the DRM stuff.

To be clear - I am not advocating licensing infringement!

RE: Building a PDF Standards Library

Call me old school, but ink and paper is my preferred media for reading codes and standards.

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