CATALOGING AND LIBRARY SCIENCE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with adequate knowledge about the elements
that characterize the the bibliography with particular attention to the development of technologies for document processing.
(Knowledge and understanding)
The course will introduce students to a critical understanding of the issues and technologies related to bibliography. This knowledge will
be achieved and supported with lectures, seminars and practical exercise and will be screened with oral examinations.
(Applying knowledge and understanding)
The study of methodologies and the techniques of bibliography will produce an understanding of the structure and content of document
management. This knowledge will offer document processing skills appropriate to library orientation and bibliographic instruction.
At the end of the course the students, based on the analytical knowledge of both theoretical and technical system, should have acquired the ability to learn the fundamental knowledge for bibliographic management.
At the end of the course, students should have achieved the ability to communicate clearly and to use the appropriate technical vocabulary related to the issues of the course.
The commitment on the theoretical and disciplinary aspects of information science should give students the appropriate methodology and learning skills useful for access to future professions related to management of cultural heritage (with particular reference to libraries
Course contents summary
Bibliography: definition and epistemological scope of the discipline. Bibliographic theories and practices. Types of bibliographies, online bibliographic resources. Citations styles and reference management softwares.
MARCO SANTORO, Lezioni di bibliografia, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2012.
CARLO BIANCHINI – MAURO GUERRINI, Guida alla biblioteca per gli studenti universitari, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2019.
The course consists of lectures and seminars.
During the lectures the general issues relating to information science and
document management will be discussed.
Seminars are designed to specifically explore some topics previously
covered in lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
The oral exam is a final evaluation of the topics covered in the lectures
texts listed in course bibliography.
A fail is determined by the lack of an understanding of the minimum
content of the course and/or the inability to express oneself adequately.
A pass (18-23/30) is determined by the student’s possession of the
contents of the course. Middle-range scores (24-27/30) are assigned to
the student who produces evidence of a more than sufficient level (24-
25/30) or good level (26-27/30) in the evaluation indicators listed above.
Higher scores (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded on the basis
of the student’s demonstration of a very good or excellent level in the
evaluation indicators listed above and also on the basis of the student’s
ability in making independent judgments.