Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0404 (AF:401154 AR:217360)
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
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The aim of the course (which is part of the basic ones of the three-year degree in history and is mandatory for its archive-librarian address) is to provide students with the basics on the organization and management of a modern library.
At the end of the course students can be inserted, through an internship under the guidance of professional librarians, in the work activities of a modern library and will have the basis to deepen, in a higher degree course, knowledge of specific library activities.
It is advisable (especially for the students of the curriculum "Archive and Library Studies" of the degree in History) that they have already passed the "Bibliografia [Information Literacy]" examination.
The organization of the front and back services of a modern library (cataloguing, reference, loan, collections management, measurement and evaluation, document delivery, automation, and deontology).
For the definitive bibliography see


--- Bibliografia per i frequentanti:

Biblioteche e biblioteconomia: principi e questioni, a cura di Giovanni Solimine e Paul Gabriele Weston, Roma, Carocci, 2015. Solo i capitoli 3 (Agnoli), 4 (Bellingeri), 8 (Faggiolani e Galluzzi), 9 (Vivarelli), 13 (Baldacchini e Manfron), 18 (Del Bono e Vincenti), 20 (Federici) e 21 (Guercio)
Giovanna Granata. Introduzione alla biblioteconomia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.
Riccardo Ridi. Deontologia professionale, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2015.
Riccardo Ridi. Il mondo dei documenti. Cosa sono, come valutarli e organizzarli, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010. Solo i capitoli II, IV e V.
Riccardo Ridi. I concetti fondamentali del servizio di reference, Ca' Foscari, versione 1.1, ottobre 2014, . Solo i capitoli 2, 3 e 4.
--- Bibliografia supplementare per i non-frequentanti, che quindi dovranno studiare tutti i testi del precedente elenco e in aggiunta anche i seguenti:
Gabriele Mazzitelli. Che cos'è una biblioteca, Roma, Carocci, 2005.
Fernando Venturini. Le biblioteche raccontate a mia figlia, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2010, disponibile anche online a
Three open-ended questions to be answered in written form in 45 minutes. The questions will instead be 4 (to be answered in 60 minutes) for those who will not support the mid-course test that will be done online, by writing a short text on a course topic.
Lessons and exercitations completely online (except face to face final examination).
Bibliography, lessons, meeting and seminars calendar, teaching materials and mailing list
available at

To take part in the course students must register on the Ca 'Foscari e-learning platform ( ).

Students who can not access the platform during the period of lessons can write to the teacher to agree on a different program for the exam.

The lessons are scheduled "in the virtual classroom" on Monday afternoon because each course must necessarily have a timetable, but this indication is purely administrative, because the lessons consist of a series of teaching materials (which are put online on Sunday evening or Monday morning and to which students can access at any time until the end of the course) and in a forum for discussion (constantly available from the beginning to the end of the course). So the course can also be followed by those who can not be online on Monday afternoon (or on other mornings or afternoons of the week).

Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion. Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments.
Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support
services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with
mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 23/05/2022