The Zurich Cantonal Bank is the largest Swiss state bank and the fourth largest bank in Switzerland. They have a balance sheet total of over CHF 160 billion and assets under management of CHF 289 billion. Founded in 1870, the company has an extensive historical archive with minutes and publications from almost 150 years of banking history. As they approached their 150th anniversary in 2020, the commissioned gateB to make that huge amount of information (approximately two million pages, and growing) efficiently usable in the digital age.
Read the whole story about the challenges of digitizing old sources. We show how the use of the latest technology has considerably reduced the research times of the ZKB team, helping them reveal previously unknown and interesting correlations.