Journal article

Enhancing the Accessibility of Accounting and Business Archives: The Role of Technology in Informing Research in Accounting and Business

Phillip Cobbin, Graeme Dean, Cameron Esslemont, Patrick Ferguson, Monica Keneley, Brad Potter, Brian West

ABACUS-A JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND BUSINESS STUDIES | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

The application of advanced digitization technologies to accounting and business archives has created new opportunities for accounting and business historians. The joint American Accounting Association and European Accounting Association Task Force (2006–2010) that examined digitization confirmed this. This paper explores these opportunities, along with some attendant challenges and cautions, with reference to the digitization of two significant archives located in Australia. The first is the archive of CPA Australia, a professional accounting association that has its beginnings in 1886 and which today has over 132,000 members. The second is the archive accumulated by the pre-eminent account..

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