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PDF at Department of Sustainability and Environment


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Chris Lassig presented on the use of PDF documents online at the Department of Sustainability and Environment

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PDF at Department of Sustainability and Environment

  1. 1. PDFs What are they good for? The challenges of using PDF documents online 14 April 2011
  2. 2. Not much Number on the DSE website 2,299 pages 5,795 PDFs 1 : 2.5 Web analytics (3 months 1/01/2011 – 31/03/2011) 1,676,013 page views 69,098 downloads 24 : 1
  3. 3. Challenge: culture of “fact sheets”
  4. 4. Solution: HTML equivalents
  5. 5. We also use Word equivalents
  6. 6. But what about maps?
  7. 7. Or really old documents?
  8. 8. Optical character recognition? <ul><li>“ ARTHUR RYLAH INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Report Series No. 6 October 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to locate the Mountain pygmy-possum (EuW~amy6 pUhvub) </li></ul><ul><li>in the Mt Hotham - Mt Loch - Western Bogong High Plains areas </li></ul><ul><li>November 1982 to February 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>I. M. Mansergh </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research </li></ul><ul><li>123 Brown Street, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia 3084 </li></ul><ul><li>ISSN 0810-5774” </li></ul>