Learning outcomes of the course unit
The class intents to built the basic knowledge to approach the archive science. Students will be able to describe archivistic material and use descriptive instruments like lists, guides and inventories. They will be able to move in the complex world of archives, both ancient and contemporary: they will approach the digital-borne archives and problems related to their programmation to their conservation.
Students will be oriented to work opportunities in archives management and will be able to deal with systematic research applied to others branch of knowledge
Course contents summary
Italian archives history, archival science approach, international standards of archival description, life of an archive, italian archival administration and organisation, archives and the digital era, exercises: municipality archives after the italian unification, professional prospectives
The coursework will be presented at the first lesson.
The module will be in the second part of the II semester
To hold up the exam without attending lessons please contact professor
Giorgetta Bonfiglio-Dosio, Primi passi nel mondo degli archivi, Padova, Cleup, 2005 (II edizione)
2. Further readings
Material sent during lessons
Fontal lessons, exercises, guided lessons to archives
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will judge the learning of the lessons and the bibliography, as well as the exercise records (if possible)