75870 - Cataloging of Book Manuscript

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  • Teacher Paola Degni

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-STO/09

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Oct 03, 2018 to Nov 07, 2018

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course provides the basic knowledge of western book manuscript traditional and electronic cataloguing, taking into account the opportunities offered by new technologies in this field.
At the end of the course the student is able to analyze and contextualize the manuscript into all its aspects and to describe it in accordance with the modern patterns; he is able also to use the specific bibliographic tools.

Course contents

The course has the purpose to overview the history of the cataloguing practice, focusing on the recent trends, and to provide also the basic knowledge and the main bibliographic tools in order to describe the medieval manuscripts. The study of these features will be linked with the deep examination of the cultural and historical field, with particular reference to the use of the manuscript as a way of transmission and preservation of the ancient and medieval knowledge.
Main arguments of the course: 1. Medieval text and book typologies; 2. Critical overview of the main cataloguing models; 3. Description of the rule sets; 4. Elements of the manuscript cataloguing; 5. Printed and electronic repertories and bibliographic tools; 6. Manuscript cataloguing and web: problems and perspectives.

Readings/Bibliography

ICCU, Guida ad una descrizione uniforme dei manoscritti e al loro censimento, Roma, ICCU, 1990

T. De Robertis, N. Giovè Marchioli, R. Miriello, M. Palma, S. Zamponi (a cura di), Norme per i collaboratori dei manoscritti datati d’Italia, Firenze, SISMEL, 2007

B. Vanin, P. Eleuteri, F. Bernardi, Guida a Nuova Biblioteca Manoscritta, 2006 (on line: http://www.nuovabibliotecamanoscritta.it/documenti/sezioni/Generale/pdf/Guida_a_Nuova_Biblioteca_Manoscritta.pdf)

A. Petrucci, La descrizione del manoscritto: storia, problemi, modelli, Roma, NIS, 1984; seconda ed. corretta e aggiornata, Roma, Carocci, 2001 (Beni Culturali, 24)

Students without any basic knowledge in the history and forms of the book manuscript are required to read:

M. L. Agati, Il libro manoscritto da Oriente a Occidente, Roma, "L’Erma" di Bretschneider, 2009

Bibliography for non attending students:

ICCU, Guida ad una descrizione uniforme dei manoscritti e al loro censimento, Roma, ICCU, 1990

T. De Robertis, N. Giovè Marchioli, R. Miriello, M. Palma, S. Zamponi (a cura di), Norme per i collaboratori dei manoscritti datati d’Italia, Firenze, SISMEL, 2007

B. Vanin, P. Eleuteri, F. Bernardi, Guida a Nuova Biblioteca Manoscritta, 2006 (on line: http://www.nuovabibliotecamanoscritta.it/documenti/sezioni/Generale/pdf/Guida_a_Nuova_Biblioteca_Manoscritta.pdf)

A. Petrucci, La descrizione del manoscritto: storia, problemi, modelli, Roma, NIS, 1984; seconda ed. corretta e aggiornata, Roma, Carocci, 2001 (Beni Culturali, 24)

R. Sharpe, ‘Titulus’. I manoscritti come fonte per l'identificazione dei testi mediolatini, ed. it. a cura di M. Palma, Roma, Viella, 2005

P. Andrist, P. Canart, M. Maniaci, La syntaxe du codex. Essai de codicologie structurale, Turnhout, Brepols, 2012 (Bibliologia, 34)

Teaching methods

Seminal lectures with a strong students involment.

Assessment methods

During the course students are assigned a short paper about one o more topics to be submitted  to the class.

The oral exam aims at assessing the critical knowledge of the recommended readings as well as of the topics discussed during the lessons,  and the evaluation also of the cataloguing description of one book manuscript to set during the course.

The critical knowledge will be evaluated very positive or positive the student's ability to demonstrate the acquired knowledge in a personal and critical way, using an appropriate language.

More than sufficient will be evaluated the mnemonic knowledge, expressed with conciveness, in a correct language but not very appropriate.

Sufficient will be evaluated the basic knowledge expressed with inappropriate language.

Insufficient will be evaluated the incomplete knowledge of the readings, the incorrect and inappropriate language, the inability to manage bibliographies and texts analized during the lessons

Teaching tools

Seminal lectures with the use of power point and of web connetion.  Visits to the conservation libraries in Ravenna and Bologna will be scheduled during the course in order to make the  students more involved with the topics of the field.

The attendance is strongly recommended, for the practical purpose of the course.

Office hours

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