cod. 1006226

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Donatella CORCHIA
Academic discipline
Archivistica, bibliografia e biblioteconomia (M-STO/08)
Discipline linguistiche, filologiche e metodologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HISTORY OF THE BOOK AND THE ARCHIVES

Learning objectives

The class intents to built the basic knowledge to approach the archive
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
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 unit content

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

Full programme

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.


1. Manual
Giorgetta Bonfiglio-Dosio, Primi passi nel mondo degli archivi, Padova,
Cleup, 2005 (II edizione).
2. Further readings
Material sent during lessons.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons/webinar - virtual guided visit

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.
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 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.

Other information

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