OXFORD, Miss – The tremendous accountancy resources available at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library are the focus of a brown bag lecture by Dale Flesher, a longtime professor and associate dean of the Patterson School of Accountancy, set for Oct. 31.
“Accountancy Resources at Ole Miss” is slated for noon in the library’s Faulkner Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Flesher will primarily speak about “Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (“Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion”).” Written by Luca Pacioli and published in 1494, this was the first written account of double-entry bookkeeping. For the next 400 years, the majority of accounting books were based on Pacioli’s work.
“We have the largest accounting library in the world,” Flesher said. “Our accountancy holdings are nearly triple that of the second-largest library in the world.”Read the story …