Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The course aims to introduce the issue of organizing knowledge in archives, libraries and museums. In particular at the end of the course the students will be able to: use the standards of the domain for data description; manage the practices oriented to the enrichment of data through semantic strategies (ontologies and controlled vocabularies); create complex metadata for digital objects in the cultural heritage domain.


The course wants to focus on three strictly related topics:
- the study of international standards in the LAM (Libraries, Archives and Museum) domain (metadata element sets and value vocabularies);
- the reflection on the concept of KO (Knowledge Organization) and in particular on the role of ontologies as conceptual models;
- the analysis of semantic (digital) activities in LAM througt KO methods.

In detail the course will give to students the skills for creating, managing, disseminating and preserving LOD (Linked Open Data) in the LAM domain.

The activities of the three international umbrella organization in LAM that will be discussed are:

  • for Library: IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions;
  • for Archives: ICA - International Council on Archives;
  • for Museums: ICOM - The International Council of Museums.

Some case studies will guide the lessons. In detail:


A list of resources:


Metodi didattici

The course is composed of traditional lectures and practical exercises. 

Some experts will be involved for reflecting on LODLAM.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

The final examination consists of the presentation of an original project related to KO, LOD and GLAM.

The project will be based on specific guidelines that will be discussed during the course. Some examples of previous projects could be browsed here: <https://projects.dharc.unibo.it/dhdkey/projects> (filter: Knowledge organization course)

Students are asked to organise themselves in groups for designing the project.

The personal contribution of each member of a group will be assessed during the oral colloquium, when the project will be presented.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Classes are held in a classroom equipped with personal computers connected to the Intranet and Internet.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Francesca Tomasi