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HISTORY OF LIBRARIES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
STORIA DELLE BIBLIOTECHE E DELLA BIBLIOGRAFIA

A.Y. Credits
2024/2025 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta De Franceschi In the days of lesson by appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities. Literature, Arts and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIO MODERNO
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Lessons aim to develop the knowledge about the evolution of libraries in their historical, social and cultural context; the main types, features and transformations of the libraries from Middle Ages to now; the Italian library system; the concept of bibliography; bibliography in the social and cultural context; types of bibliographies; examples of bibliographic standards

Program

During the course the following topics are considered: the concept of library and of library system in the past and today; the libraries between Middle Ages and Humanism; libraries and bibliographic standards during 1500; first forms of public library; Gabriel Naudé’s activity; Enlightenment and national libraries; national central libraries; Ettore Fabietti’s work for the libraries; milestones in the history of bibliography; theory and practice of bibliography; the Italian national bibliography; bibliographic standards as guides to study and reading; bibliographies in the first Twentieth Century

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

 The student must show to know and to understand the concept of library in its historical and social evolution, moreover the history of bibliography, the different types of bibliographies, and their importance as tools of cultural guidance. The student must show to understand the national library system and to be able to use the main bibliographic resources. The student must show to be able to debate questions about the course topics and to have autonomy of judgment. The student must know the specialized lexicon of the field. Moreover, the student must show to have the ability to go deeper and to broaden the knowledge about these disciplines.

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

Supporting Activities

To access sites of libraries and electronic bibliographies


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons and workshops

Innovative teaching methods

Flipped learning

Attendance

80% of lessons for students who want to take the exam as attending students, otherwise see the information for non attending students. To access the sites of the main Italian and foreign libraries mentioned during the lessons and of the Bibliografia nazionale italiana

Course books

Frédéric Barbier, Storia delle biblioteche. Dall'antichità a oggi, Milano : Editrice bibliografica, 2016, pp. 13-33, 121-141, 153-204, 231-234, 237-249, 355-418

Giovanni Di Domenico, ‘Organismo vivente’. La biblioteca nell'opera di Ettore Fabietti, Roma : Associazione italiana biblioteche, 2018

Marco Santoro, Lezioni di bibliografia, Milano : Editrice bibliografica, 2012, 2018. Solo parte IV, pp. 195-239.

Loretta De Franceschi, Bussole per la lettura. Opere vietate, consigliate e guide bibliografiche nei primi decenni del Novecento, in Leggere nel Novecento. Leggere il Novecento, a cura di Massimo Baldacci, Loretta De Franceschi, Maria Elisa Micheli, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2020, open access, pp. 88-104.

Assessment

Multiple choice test, in order to verify the knowledge of the topics, concepts and aspects considered during the lessons. 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.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Students can take the exam studying the additional volumes for non attending students, too

Attendance

To access the sites of the Italian national libraries and of the Italian national bibliography

Course books

In addition to the previous books: Maurizio Vivarelli, Le dimensioni della bibliografia, Roma, Carocci, 2013. Solo capitolo 2, pp. 53-126.

Assessment

Oral examination, in order to verify a clear knowledge and comprehension of the main topics of the discipline and, moreover, the mastery of its specialist lexicon. 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

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Notes

The office is at palazzo Albani

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