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ARCHIVAL SCIENCE FOR TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ARCHIVES

CODE 65090
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8459 STORIA (L-42) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11265 ARCHEOLOGIE: PROFESSIONE E SAPERI (ARCHEOPES)(LM-2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/08
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The teaching proposes a reflection on archives intended as a material trace of administrative activity, as a direct source for knowledge of the past and as a tool for the protection of rights and for the organization of society.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching aims to offer a complete framework on the formation, organization and conservation of archives, both analogue and digital, as well as on the development of finding aids to ensure their use.The teaching aims to offer a complete framework on the formation, organization and conservation of archives, both analogue and digital, as well as on the development of finding aids to ensure their use.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching of general and digital Archiving aims to provide students with the basic coordinates on the methods of training, management, conservation of documentary complexes produced by public or private subjects, with particular reference to the forms of organization and sedimentation of documents from the Middle Ages to our days. The last 20 hours of lessons, dedicated only to students who have to take the 9 CFU exam, will focus in particular on the impact that digital information and communication technologies have had and will have on contemporary archives.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons will be held in person.

    There will also be moments of self-assessment aimed at the timely identification of the issues for which to reserve moments of study.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT


    Main topics covered in the lessons (6 CFU):

    • General framework of the discipline and basic concepts.
    • The life stages of the archive and the concept of record continuum.
    • The curent record: tools and activities.
    • The Intermediate storage: the appraisal.
    • The historical archive: reordering.
    • Archive, structure and related entities.
    • Archives in Italy: dissemination and geography of conservation institutes.
    • Archives as cultural assets: forms and methods of protection, enhancement and promotion.
    • Use of archives and documentation: access and consultation.
    • From finding aids to research tools: description, representation.
    • Research tools: guides.
    • Research tools: inventories.
    • From description to sharing: archival standards.
    • The application of standards: archival information systems.
    • Elements of the history of Archives and archivistics.

    Main topics covered in the lessons (9 CFU):

    • Basic elements and definitions: documents, information, data, metadata.
    • Production of the document and digital archive.
    • The problem of obsolescence.
    • The problem of the reliability of digital testimony.
    • Digital preservation.
    • The hybrid archive.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    1. F. VALACCHI, Diventare archivisti. Competenze tecniche di un mestiere sul confine, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica 2022.
    2. Archivistica. Teorie, metodi, pratiche, a cura di L. GIUVA e M. GUERCIO, Roma, Carocci, 2014.
    3. E. LODOLINI, Storia dell'archivistica italiana: dal mondo antico alla metà del secolo XX, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2013, con esclusione dei capitoli 1-3.
    4. S. PIGLIAPOCO, Progetto archivio digitale: metodologia, sistemi, professionalità, Torre del Lago, Civita Editoriale, 2016.

    Students who regularly attend lessons can agree on an alternative program; those who find it difficult to obtain the texts will be able to contact the teacher to identify others accessible in digital format.

    For those who take the exam for 6 CFU the following are excluded:

    S. PIGLIAPOCO, Progetto archivio digitale: metodologia, sistemi, professionalità, Torre del Lago, Civita Editoriale, 2016;
    e i capitoli 10-11, 14 del volume Archivistica. Teorie, metodi, pratiche, a cura di L. GIUVA e M. GUERCIO, Roma, Carocci, 2014.
     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam takes place orally.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam will focus on the topics addressed in class and covered by the bibliography. The assessment of the level of preparation of the candidates will take into account the effective mastery of the basic notions of the discipline as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate the themes and problems faced in class.

    For students unable to attend classes, the exam will focus exclusively on the bibliography.