CATALOGING AND LIBRARY SCIENCE (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquire basic knowledge of the history, organisation and services of the library.
Course contents summary
Structure, history and services of the public library. The course will focus on the reasons behind the existence of public libraries as a sign of civilisation.
Following a discussion of the birth and existence of libraries over the centuries, documents relating to the history and organisation of the public library will be presented.
History of the library. Functions and services of the public library. The OPAC
Students must know the general outline of the history of the main libraries in Italy and abroad and the principle cataloging tools available on-line and in printed form.
Independent reading of materials distributed and photocopied handouts during the course of the lectures.
- G. MONTECCHI - F. VENUDA, Manuale di biblioteconomia, Milano, Editrice bibliografica, 2005.
- E.COEN PIRANI, Le biblioteche, in Notizie introduttive e sussidi bibliografici, Parte prima, Milano Marzorati, 1974, pp. 153-210.
- P. TRANIELLO, Le biblioteche italiane oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.