cod. 1005936

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Archivistica, bibliografia e biblioteconomia (M-STO/08)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with adequate knowledge about the elements
that characterize the information sciences: history, issues, debate, evolution of
(knowledge and understanding)
The course will introduce students to a critical understanding of the issues and technologies related to the processing of digital information. This knowledge will be achieved and supported with lectures, seminars, conferences, study visits, and will be screened with oral examinations.

(applying knowledge and understanding)
The study of methodologies and the techniques of document analysis will produce an understanding of the structure and content of digital documents and information systems. This knowledge, together with the examination of the main legal issues relating to these realities, will offer document processing skills appropriate to the proper management of documents in digital context.

(making judgements)
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 understand the management problems of an information system as well as to learn the fundamental knowledge for a) information retrieval; b) implementation of a basic digital library system.

(communication skills)
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.

(learning skills)
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 communication, journalism, management of cultural heritage.


Basic computer skills.

Course unit content

SECTION A: Subject of the discipline and its historical development of theory and practice.
Relations between information science, documentation and library science.
Information technologies. Issues of information in the Italian legislation.
SECTION B: information organization and retrieval: indexing systems and information research in Internet.

Full programme

Programma d’esame - Modulo A – studenti da 6 CFU LM Giornalismo e LM Storia e critica delle arti
ALBERTO SALARELLI, Introduzione alla scienza dell’informazione, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2012.
ELVIRA BERLINGIERI, Legge 2.0 – Il Web tra legislazione e giurisprudenza, Milano, Apogeo, 2008 (escluso il capitolo 5).

Letture domestiche, ovvero un volume a scelta tra i seguenti:
JÉROME BOURDON, Introduzione ai media, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001.
ARMAND MATTELART, Storia della società dell’informazione, Torino, Einaudi, 2002.
CATERINA MALAVENDA, CARLO MELZI D'ERIL, GIULIO E. VIGEVANI, Le regole dei giornalisti. Istruzioni per un mestiere pericoloso, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012.
ADAM ARVIDSSON, ALESSANDRO DELFANTI, Introduzione ai media digitali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013.

Programma d’esame - Modulo B – studenti da 12 CFU (in aggiunta al modulo A) e studenti dell’esame integrato di STORIA DELLA TRADIZIONE CLASSICA / INFORMATICA UMANISTICA
TERESA NUMERICO – DOMENICO FIORMONTE – FRANCESCA TOMASI, L’umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.
ANDREA CAPACCIONI (a cura di), Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in Rete, Milano, Apogeo, 2011 (escluso il capitolo 5).

Letture domestiche, ovvero un volume a scelta tra i seguenti:
FRANCESCO ANTINUCCI, L’algoritmo al potere. Vita quotidiana ai tempi di Google, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011.
FRANCESCO ANTINUCCI, Parola e immagine. Storia di due tecnologie, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011.
FABIO METITIERI, Il grande inganno del Web 2.0, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2009.
GIUSEPPE RIVA, I social network, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.


See 'extended program' section.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures and exercises in classroom or in laboratory.
During the lectures the general issues relating to science and the development of information systems for database management will be discussed. Lab activities are planned.
These activities are designed to provide the opportunity for each student to be able to define the design of stand-alone solutions to the real problems. These activities will be planned in such a way that within each exercise, the student can achieve practically the solutions of the problems outlined during theoretical lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral exam is a final evaluation of the topics covered in the lectures and the
texts listed in course bibliography.

Other information

The course is divided into two distinct sections A + B. Journalism students must follow only section A. Students of Tradizione classica e informatica umanistica must follow only section B.