Teaching workshop: Theory and techniques of bibliographical cataloging in the computerized environment

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Introduction to the use of bibliographic cataloging techniques
Knowledge of the main tools and softwares in use for the management of cataloging procedures
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the teaching workshop, the student learned about the international and national standards of cataloging paper resources: he knows where to find them and how to use them. Through the lessons he learned to perform a basic cataloging of the resource and to accompany it with the relative access points for the correct retrieval in the catalog. The possibility of having a computerized environment allowed him to practice with software in use in libraries on the management of cataloging procedures and therefore be able to face a first work experience.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
If the Covid emergency were to continue, the lessons will be held in mixed mode.
Students will be able to find all the information to access the lessons, any changes to the program and in the reference material (such as bibliography, etc.) on the Ariel website of the laboratory at the beginning of the 2nd semester.
If it is not possible to make the final test as provided in the Syllabus, the test can be done electronically in a way that will be communicated on the Ariel site of the laboratory at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Part I Basic cataloging theory (study of the ISBD international standard, of the Italian cataloging rules - REICAT - and introduction to Nuovo Soggettario)
Part II Structure of automation systems for libraries (introduction to the use of software: Clavis, BiblioWin and Sebina Open Library)
Part II Cataloging in a computerized environment (exercises and practicing)
Prerequisites for admission
It requires to know the topics that will be deepened
Cataloging: bibliographic description
Cataloging: formal and semantic access
The management of periodicals
Electronic resources
The bibliographic data exchange formats: the unimarc
Computerization of the library and its evolution
Teaching methods
The laboratory is divided into lectures and exercises for each topic covered
Computerized classroom provides that each student has a pc to practice
Teaching Resources
Powerpoint ISBD
Powerpoint Reicat
Powerpoint area 0
Exemplary powerpoints including scans of parts of the resource useful for understanding and practicing

Montecchi-Venuda, Manuale di biblioteconomia, 5. ed., Milano, Bibliografica, 2013, especially the chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 e 15.

IFLA International Federation of Library Associations and institutions, ISBD International Standard Bibliographic Description raccomandata dall'ISBD Review Group approvata dallo Standing Committee dell'IFLA Cataloguing section, edizione italiana a cura dell'Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche, edizione consolidata, Roma, ICCU, 2012. (https://www.iccu.sbn.it/export/sites/iccu/documenti/2012/ISBD_NOV2012_o…)

Regole italiane di catalogazione REICAT a cura della Commissione permanente per la revisione delle regole italiane di catalogazione, Roma, ICCU, 2009 (https://www.iccu.sbn.it/export/sites/iccu/documenti/2015/REICAT-giugno2… and updating https://norme.iccu.sbn.it/index.php?title=Reicat)
Assessment methods and Criteria
At the conclusion of the laboratory there is a final test to verify learning

The test proposes three different cataloging questions.

It is considered passed with the correct formulation of 2 out of 3 answers.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Arrigoni Paola