Learning outcomes of the course unit
The class intents to built the basic knowledge to approach the archive science.
Knowledge and understanding: students will be able to recognise and describe archivistic material, thanks to the use of different sources (manual, instruments seen at lessons.)
Applying knowledge and understanding: the class intents to give basic instruments for archival discipline; students will use descriptive instruments like lists, guides and inventories.
Making judgements: students 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.
Communication skills: students, thanks to examples and exercises, will be able to write description instruments on archival material; that means tey will be abel to recognise and use the communication ways on archival sources.
Learning skills: 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, italian archival administration and organisation, archives and the digital era, examples: 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 done).
These exercise records must be agreed with the teacher and they must be sent to the e.mail address firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the exam.
Not attending students have to contact the teacher to agree on a different program that includes selected bibliography.
The exam interview will judge the program knowledge, but also the exposure ability and the ability to manage connections.