Digitised company reports available for first time
(27 April 2015)
The University of Manchester Library is providing access to more than 80,000 digitised company reports dating back to the 1960s. The reports give unique insights into companies including British Airways, Coca Cola, British Gas and Glaxo Smith Kline, offering a wealth of information for business, cultural and social researchers.
The collection has been digitised in full colour in partnership with Mergent Online and allows researchers to examine pages in closer detail than ever before. The reports had previously only been available in print or microfilm and, therefore, required visits to the Library to consult the material. Access is now available anywhere at any time to staff and students.
The documents provide fascinating glimpses into cultural, political and design development over the last 30 years and are instrumental for all students from undergraduate to doctorate level, as well as established academic researchers working on large scale research projects. Users can easily search by keyword and can compare companies from similar industries across the years.