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INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SCIENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
INTRODUZIONE ALLA BIBLIOTECONOMIA E ALLA RICERCA BIBLIOGRAFICA

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta De Franceschi By appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIO MODERNO
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Learning Objectives

Lessons aim to develop the knowledge about: bibliography, library science and information science; types, functions and services of libraries; birth and aims of bibliography; bibliographic tools and bibliographic citation styles.

Program

During the course the following topics are considered. Birth, devepment and framework of library science and bibliography; relationships with other information disciplines;elements of history of libraries; various types of libraries; catalogues; reference service and other services.Elements of history of bibliography; evolution and functions of bibliography; national bibliography and other types of bibliographies; methodology of bibliographic research; traditional and electronic bibliographic resources; compilation of bibliographies and bibliographic citation guidelines

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must know: the main theoretical and practical concepts of library science and of bibliography; the historical development of libraries in Italy; the different types of libraries and their services; SBN network. Birth and evolution of bibliography, types and functions of bibliographies; methods of access to bibliographic sources; steps to compiling a bibliography and main bibliographic citation styles. The student must know the specialized lexicon of library science and bibliography.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons and workshops 

Attendance

80% of lessons

Course books

Giorgio Montecchi, Fabio Venuda, Manuale di biblioteconomia, V ed., Milano: Ed. bibliografica, 2013, excluding pp. 130-146, 183-240, 287-396.

Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in rete, [a cura di] Andrea Capaccioni, II ed., Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli, 2018

Marco Santoro, Lezioni di bibliografia, Milano: Ed. Bibliografica, 2018

Assessment

Multiple choice test, in order to verify a clear knowledge and comprehension of the topics, concepts and aspects of the discipline. Excellent grades will be given starting from 90% of correct answers. Good and sufficient grades will be given  from 89 to 60% of correct answers. Negative grades will be given in presence of less than 60% of correct answers.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

In addition to the previous books: Mauro Guerrini, La biblioteca spiegata agli studenti universitari, Milano, Ed. Bibliografica, 2012. Maurizio Vivarelli, Le dimensioni della bibliografia, Roma, Carocci, 2013, limitatamente ai capitoli 2 e 6.

Assessment

Oral examination, in order to verify the comprehension of the main topics of the disciplines and the mastery of its specialized lexicon. Moreover, bibliographic citation short test.  Excellent grades will be given in presence of a depth study with critical perspective; knowing how to link among the main topics addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language. Good grades will be given in presence of a good knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; a clear speech with appropriate language. Sufficient grades will be given in presence of the achievement of a minimal knowledge, mnemonic study even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not very appropriate language. Negative grades will be given in presence of a bad orientation related to the main topics of the discipline; knowledge gaps; difficulty in speech and inappropriate language.

Notes

Lessons and office hours for students are at Palazzo Albani

Volumes for English language examination. One of the following two volumes: Rubin, Richard E., Foundations of library and information science, 3. ed., New York [etc.]: Neal-Schuman, 2010; de la Peña McCook, Kathleen, Introduction to Public Librarianship, 2. Ed. New York [etc.]: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2011. Moreover, Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide, http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. For many examples see also, http://citesource.trincoll.edu/chicago.

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