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ISSN (Print) 2280-7934 - ISSN (Online) 2283-9364
Published by Università di Bologna Homepage  [24 journals]
  • History of the book: observations, subjects and problems

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 1 - 16
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7737
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Preserving cultural heritage objects: provenance formalization

    • Authors: Francesca Tomasi
      Pages: 17 - 40
      Abstract: Preservation is a composite task, because digital objects are multilevel, stratified, and complex entities. In order to ensure conceptual preservation, the cultural object must be accompanied by the most accurate details about the provenance. With the provenance, in fact, it is possible to attribute paternity to the actions linked to that cultural object, in such a way as to guarantee its reliability. Given the amount of existing information on the Web, there is a need for mechanisms to determine the provenance of the data, in order to guarantee not just the reliability of the information but also the authoritativeness, so that the final user can use it. By translating these principles into ontology, the object is preserved in its conceptual dimension. Two ontologies aimed at the formalization of the provenance (PRoles and HiCO) are then described, which have also been tested on two different projects: a structured collection (a catalog) and a set of unstructured documents (a digital edition). 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7531
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Inside the monks’ cells: Bagnacavallo’s Camaldolese monastery of St.
           John the Baptist and the Index Librorum Prohibitorum by Pope Clement VIII.
           The lists of the books owned by the monastery in the Codex Vaticanus
           Latinus 11287

    • Authors: Federica Fabbri
      Pages: 41 - 110
      Abstract: The paper aims to study the books owned by the Camaldolese monastery of St. John the Baptist in Bagnacavallo, according to the inventories gathered in the Codex Vaticanus Latinus 11287, which were drawn up by monks, who were requested from the Congregation of the Index of Prohibited Books after the publication of the Index librorum prohibitorum by Pope Clement VIII (1596), in order to check on the presence of prohibited, suspicious or «expurgandi» books held in any way by convents or personally by clerics, belonging to male regular orders. Where it could be possible to identify the edition, it was looked for the single book mentioned in the inventory in the rare book collections held today by the Public Library in Bagnacavallo, where the books of the Camaldulese monastery flew after the abolition in 1797. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7700
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Translating for the Common Reader An Ongoing Research on Science and
           Education in the Italian Book Trade, 1865-1903

    • Authors: Elisa Marazzi
      Pages: 111 - 146
      Abstract: The article aims at presenting the first results of a current research on works, series, periodicals translated and adapted for the Italian recently broadened audience of the late 19th century, especially during the age of Positivism. It presents two case studies: 1. translation and adaptation of geographical publications by Emilio Treves; 2. reuse of images in educational publications for object lessons, mainly published by Hoepli, Vallardi, Paravia. The two case studies are meant to give account of publishers’ strategies, influenced by the emergence of new readers, and favoured by a still-undefined international copyright legislation. Publishers often translated and adapted texts from abroad in order to save money and satisfy their audience; by doing so, they acted as relevant transcultural mediators in an age of mass education. In the conclusions, the debate on the controversial reception of Positivism in Italy, which determines the time span of the article, is mentioned as likely to benefit from the study of the coeval book trade. Namely, it can be argued that the surprising diffusion of scientism at every rank of society during the so- called liberal age drew upon on the described strategies of transcultural adaptation. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7701
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The sixth unwritten law of library science

    • Authors: Fabio Venuda
      Pages: 147 - 190
      Abstract: The five laws of library science, written by S. R. Ranganathan in 1928, drastically modified the idea of public library and oriented its evolution, placing the information needs of the reader at the center of its own reason to exist. However, there is a sixth unwritten law, which since 1851 has led the efforts of the international library community. This research draws the path and sets the milestones that identify this law, from Jewett’s Plan for Stereotyping Catalogues to IFLA’s Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) program. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7738
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Archives of Prefectures: from dematerialization to document management

    • Authors: Annantonia Martorano
      Pages: 191 - 254
      Abstract: This item analyses the key role that IT management of document workflow plays in the implementation of the administrative functions of the Prefectures. After presenting the history and the organization of the Prefecture, which is the most important decentralized office of the Ministry of the Interior, the dissertation analyses the effectiveness and economy of its administrative actions, now characterized by the wide use of IT tools and aiming at the complete dematerialization of its documents, with the complete abandonment of the paper form. This process, now irreversible, uses the methods of traditional archival discipline and it is strengthened by new technological devises, for a proper processing and storage of the digital or paper documents. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7702
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Valorization of private collections in an academic library: dissemination,
           communication and research

    • Authors: Alessandra Boccone, Claudio Forziati, Tania Maio, Remo Rivelli
      Pages: 255 - 284
      Abstract: The “E.R. Caianiello” Central Library of the University of Salerno preserves many private bibliographic collections. This paper focuses on their valorization through an integrated approach encompassing dissemination, social media communication and research. The dissemination was developed as part of the collaboration to the Wikimedia projects. In particular we created a GLAM working group that enriched Wikipedia, Wikidata and Commons with contents and data related to the private collections. As for the communication, after drafting an editorial plan and a social media policy, the social media profiles of the library were used to provide information to the general public about the collections, including the bibliographic description and a link to the biographic article on Wikipedia, using a dedicated hashtag #fondispeciali. The research path included the organization of the conference “Biblioteca di biblioteche”, held on May 26, 2016 and supported by AIB Campania and Wikimedia Italia, which inaugurated a bio-bibliographic exhibition dedicated to the Cilento, Cuomo, Grottanelli and Paparelli collections. The valorization process generated a positive impact in many areas including the production of new referenced contents, the creation of collaborative networks with other cultural institutions and the continuous training of librarians involved in the projects. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7703
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The German translation of Antonio Santacroce’s La segreteria di Apollo
           and the contribution of the Georg Muller publisher in Frankfurt to the
           reception of Italian literature in Germany in the 18th century

    • Authors: Roberto De Pol
      Pages: 285 - 306
      Abstract: The publisher Georg Müller in Frankfurt put out eighteen books between 1660 and 1663. Eight were translations from Italian, three of which were Italian literary texts translated by Johann Makle: Boccaccio’s Labirinto d’amore (otherwise known as Corbaccio), Antonio Santacroce’s Segreteria di Apollo and Arcangela Tarabotti’s Semplicità ingannata. The contribution will analyze these translations focusing especially on adaptation for a German Lutheran public and searching for a possible editorial project in Müller’s catalogue. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7704
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The dated Editions 1584 of Pietro Aretino’s Ragionamenti

    • Authors: Francesco Terrasi
      Pages: 307 - 338
      Abstract: In 1584 John Wolfe printed in London an edition of Pietro Aretino’s Sei giornate, also known as Ragionamenti; a second edition with the same imprint was published by John Windet for John Wolfe around 1597. Four counterfeit books based on these two editions were published in the first half of the Seventeenth Century. A wrong understanding of the bibliographic sources widely regarded as reference books for these editions often led to mistake the Sixteenth Century editions for their counterfeits, and the counterfeits among them. The essay proposes a comparison among those bibliographic sources generally used to identify this group of editions, with the aim of establishing a hierarchy among them; in addition it aspires to complete the task by showing data collected through the analysis of some copies held by the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze. Part of the essay concerns a series of studies relating to the identification of Barbagrigia and L’Herede di Barbagrigia whose signatures appear in the John Wolfe’s edition of Ragionamenti, which also includes the Commento di Ser Agresto composed by Annibal Caro. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7705
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The language of the cataloguer (part 1). The author

    • Authors: Lucia Sardo
      Pages: 339 - 383
      Abstract: The paper analyses the evolution of the language of cataloguing, focusing on the concept of authorship. It evaluates cataloguing principles, rules and theory, from Cutter to ICP 2016, in order to study the modification of the idea of author in cataloguing and the emerging importance of non-authorial responsibilities as access points for the organization of catalogues. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7739
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The sociological, cultural and scientific evaluation by Johann Georg
           Meusel in 1799-1800

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 384 - 391
      Abstract: Johann Georg Meusel’s Leitfaden aus Geschichte der Gelehrsamkeit (Leipzig 1799-1800) is one of the most important historical works about European culture at the end of the 18th century. The six sections at the end of the work are of great interest for the history of the eighteenth century and the Illuminism. Meusel realizes in this part of the work a remarkable picture of this period, extremely accurate and astonishingly modern. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7706
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • An early intuition of Heidegger. From the Homme plante to the
           dilemma of music

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 392 - 397
      Abstract: In 1957 Martin Heidegger highlighted how the computer language could be a poor imitation of the human language. The computer, infact, can reproduce only the logical and mathematical skills of the human mind, not the feelings and the ethics. Neither Julien Offray de La Mettrie, who in 1758 theorized the figure of the so called Machine man, had advanced the hypothesis that a machine could reproduce the psychic and intellectual abilities of a human being. This hypothesis is affected by some of the unique characteristics of the human species, among which the sensitivity for music. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7707
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Some observations about the exibition “Pompe dei Medici” (Florence,
           Palazzo Panciatichi, Consiglio Regionale of Tuscany, May 5-7 2017)

    • Authors: Fiammetta Sabba
      Pages: 398 - 407
      Abstract: The presentation of the exhibition about “Pompe dei Medici”, organized by the Tuscan Bibliographic Society, was a useful occasion to emphasize the permanent value of the ancient books exhibitions, and to demonstrate the safeguarding realized by private library collections. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7708
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Information-documentation building in the francophone area: report from
           the 11e Colloque international d’ISKO-France 2017

    • Authors: Andre Vieira de Freitas Araujo
      Pages: 408 - 443
      Abstract: This paper presents the memories of the 11e Colloque international d’ISKO-France 2017. From the report of the conferences, sessions and the problematizations made throughout the event, it demonstrates the importance of Francophone thinkers to the construction of information-documentation. The experience has provided a space for exchanges between researchers from many countries, as well as highlighting the diversity of topics and approaches that are transversal to the Knowledge Organization (KO). The contributions of the colloquium should not be interpreted in a linear way, but rather in a temporal and associative way. In order to do so, it is essential for the KO to consider the historical path that precedes it in order to formulate an interdisciplinary strategy consistent with the scientific, political and institutional objectives of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO).
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7747
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Bianca Bianconi Tallone passed away, bravely continuer of the manual
           typographic art. With unpublished photographic apparatus.

    • Authors: Maria Gioia Tavoni
      Pages: 444 - 452
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7741
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Gianmarco De Angelis, “Raccogliere, pubblicare, illustrare carte”.
           Editori ed edizioni di documenti medievali in Lombardia tra Otto e
           Novecento, Firenze, Firenze university press, 2017

    • Authors: Elisabetta Zonca
      Pages: 453 - 455
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7760
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • I manoscritti dei fondi S. Andrea della Valle e S. Francesco di Paola
           della Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma, [con saggi di] Antonella
           Giustini, Silvia Iannuzzi, M. Pacitto, Valentina Piccinin, Barbara Maria
           Scavo, Domenico Surace; coordinamento e revisione Livia Martinoli,
           collaborazione Carla Casetti Brach, Roma, Istituto poligrafico e Zecca
           dello Stato, 2016

    • Authors: Lorenzo Mancini
      Pages: 456 - 459
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7761
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Comino Ventura. Tra lettere e libri di lettere (1579-1617), a cura di
           Gianmaria Savoldelli e Roberta Frigeni, Firenze, Olschki, 2017

    • Authors: Elisabetta Zonca
      Pages: 460 - 464
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7762
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Valentina Sestini, Donne tipografe a Messina tra XVII e XIX secolo,
           Pisa-Roma, Fabrizio Serra, 2015

    • Authors: Valentina Sonzini
      Pages: 465 - 469
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7763
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Donne in editoria / Women in publishing, a cura di Roberta Cesana,
           «Bibliologia», vol. X (2015)

    • Authors: Valentina Sonzini
      Pages: 470 - 474
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7764
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • La Historia Ecclesiastica di Isaac Newton, a cura di Giorgio Vespignani,
           Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2017

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 475 - 476
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7765
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Maria Gioia Tavoni, Riproporre il ‘silenzio’ per le Contemplazioni di
           Arturo Martini, Faenza, Fratelli Lega Editori, 2017

    • Authors: Rosa Marisa Borraccini
      Pages: 477 - 482
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7766
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Mauro Guerrini, RDA. Resource description and access, Roma, Associazione
           Italiana Biblioteche, 2017

    • Authors: Francesca Nepori
      Pages: 483 - 486
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7767
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Carlo Bianchini, Book number. Uno strumento per l’organizzazione delle
           collezioni, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017

    • Authors: Agnese Galeffi
      Pages: 487 - 489
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7768
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Simona Turbanti, Bibliometria e scienze del libro. Internazionalizzazione
           e vitalità degli studi italiani, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2017

    • Authors: Simona Inserra
      Pages: 490 - 494
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7769
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • La Vita Scolastica. Settant’anni di una rivista per la scuola, a cura di
           Carla Ida Salviati e Aldo Cecconi, Firenze, Giunti, 2017

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 495 - 497
      PubDate: 2017-12-29
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7770
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Editorial. Libraries and culture

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 1 - 8
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/6989
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The protection of the Furioso: Ariosto and the Italian privileges system

    • Authors: Erika Squassina
      Pages: 9 - 38
      Abstract: First best seller of Italian literature, the Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto was printed at Ferrara in three editions under the same author’s superintendence (1516, 1521, 1532). The poet showed great resourcefulness in organizing the whole operation by himself: he purchased the paper, took charge of sales, and obtained privileges to protect the book from unauthorized reproduction, and to preserve his text in its integrity. Therefore, he incurred the time and expense of seeking privileges from several jurisdictions, from the Pope, the Emperor, Venice, Milan, Ferrara, Genoa, and other potentates. Despite this, the poem was reprinted many times, especially by Venetian printers that decreed its unstoppable rise. In addition, the Ariosto death (1533) nullified all privileges he had obtained with great difficulty, and led his heirs to try to remedy the situation by asking for privileges which protected the interests of the family. In particular, Ariosto’s heirs obtained (1535) from the Venetian Senate a privilege for the publication of the poet’s unpublished minor works. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7024
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Bologna book trade between '500 and '600: the Ulisse
           Aldrovandi's booksellers

    • Authors: Rita De Tata
      Pages: 39 - 91
      Abstract: Bologna is an expanding market for the book trade in the second half of the XVI century. The library of the naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) is one of the most important in the city, both the numberof volumes and variety of interests. Relations between Aldrovandi and some leading figures of the Bologna book trade are witnessed by the scientist’s handwritten notes, which are kept at the University Library of Bologna. Three large commercial types were identified within which to place the activities of some of these figures. They were examined specific cases: Giovanni Alessi and Jerome Tamburini, as representatives of Bolognese branch of Venetian companies; families Sopranini, Mascheroni, Bernia, example of a well-entrenched dynasties booksellers publishers in the real city; Gaspare Bindoni and Simone Parlasca, not of Bologna, characterized by ambitions and activities, both commercial and editorial. The archive documentation allows the reconstruction of family and professional life of the examined figures, highlighting plots and bonds of a highly endogamous environment. In the text are inserted some family trees, a comparative table with the estimate of capital of books in different Bologna workshops, between 1543 and 1620, and a plant that shows the concentration of booksellers and printers in a particular area of the city, around the monastery St. Prokulus. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7025
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • The popular circulating library of the Ferrara Savonarola Society. A
           paradigmatic case in post-unification Italy

    • Authors: Ivan Poli
      Pages: 92 - 153
      Abstract: This essay follows the course performed by the Savonarola Society, the philanthropical institution that founded in Ferrara the first “biblioteca popolare circolante”(a sort of subscription library for the lower classes, the first model of public library in Italy). The course started after the unity of Italy and ended approximately twenty years later. This experience was included in the middle of the first growth of those cultural enterprises, paradigmatically following their parabolical trajectory until their nearly complete regression in the eighties of 19th century. Through historical sources analysis it has been possible to reveal the mentality of those well-off and educated men who promoted at the same time the libraries development and failure, showing their inability to understand the actual necessities and capacities of the popular classes, the ones the projects were dedicated to. The whole efforts were turned to reach the “fare gli italiani”(“make the Italians”) goal, to create the new Reign citizen, a citizen knowing his rights and duties, a fundamental element of a young nation that wanted to stay amongst the European Powers. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7026
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • If bits are not enough: preservation practices of the original contest for
           born digital literary archives

    • Authors: Weston Paul Gabriele, Emmanuela Carbé, Primo Baldini
      Pages: 154 - 177
      Abstract: PAD – Pavia Archivi Digitali was created in 2009, alongside the Centre for Research in the Manuscript Tradition of Modern and Contemporary
      Authors , with the aim of acquiring, preserving and giving access to born- digital papers of contemporary writers and journalists. The archives which were bestowed to PAD so far show a variety of features involving a considerable effort in defining and fine-tuning both the ingest procedures and the management of the preserved papers life-cycle. One of the crucial issues is the preliminary analysis of the logical and technical structure of these archives. For this purpose the writer is interviewed and more information is collected through a specific questionnaire. By combining the two one gains a valuable insight into his or her working methods and files arrangement logic. The literature on the subject is still quite scarce, since researchers have been more keen to focus either on traditional archives or on digital archives though characterized by a greater stability. To share reflections emerged in response to the various acquisitions is therefore the aim of this paper. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7027
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Beyond information retrieval: information discovery and multimedia
           information retrieval

    • Authors: Roberto Raieli
      Pages: 178 - 232
      Abstract: The paper compares the current methodologies for search and discovery of information and information resources: terminological search and term-based language, own of information retrieval (IR); semantic search and information discovery, being developed mainly through the language of linked data; semiotic search and content-based language, experienced by multimedia information retrieval (MIR).MIR semiotic methodology is, then, detailed. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7028
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Memory storytelling between heritage and tourism in the age of the
           converging culture

    • Authors: Giulia Crippa
      Pages: 233 - 264
      Abstract: This papers reflects on the establishment of new heritages and on the attribution of new meanings ato the existing ones. Our hypothesis is that the converging culture is transforming the relationship we establish with memory records, in all their material and intangible manifestations. In a society like ours, where we think of the “web”, we can’t separate information spaces such as libraries – and their primary materials – and, more generally, the sources of information from their reconfiguration on the many digital platforms, to understand how to draw the emerging manifestations of memory and their materialization. Basically, we want to talk about how we elaborate the narratives of memory which necessarily must be accompanied by phenomena related to digital technologies and globalization, both of markets and culture. We will try, then, to show how the converging culture produces a kind of transformation of “hierarchies” of the traditional library. Will design, initially, one of the aspects of the new order of “global” information, based on the idea of storytelling and, most importantly, transmedia storytelling, analyzing how it tends to occupy all the possible sources of accessible information for everyone who have an internet connection, such as Wikipedia. In order to understand this phenomena, we will observe some examples of how it is built today the information, including encyclopedia and fiction, starting from the story by Borges Tlön, Uqbar, orbis tertius. Finally, we focus our attention on “materials” events of the new narratives of memory elaborated on these premises. We will confront, therefore, with some examples of offers of heritage and tourist sites that make tangible these paths of knowledge. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7029
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • SBN between cataloguing functions and bibliographic aspirations

    • Authors: Francesca Nepori
      Pages: 265 - 297
      Abstract: The article seeks to highlight the potentialities and the limits of search of On line Public Access Catalog of National Library Service by retrieving the features of the Cutter’s catalog (search for author, title and subject) and comparing them with the conceptual model FRBR and RDA. Particular attention is focused on the descriptive functions of cataloging and on the indical functions of the bibliography, trying to delimit their tasks and limits. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7030
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Subiaco libraries

    • Authors: Valentino Romani
      Pages: 298 - 316
      Abstract: The chronicles of Subiaco not cite Sweynheym and Pannartz, and such silence does not find motivation, when you consider that in Subiaco libraries are preserved many editions that the two Germans have printed in Subiaco and in Rome. An imprecise memory of their stay in the Subiaco is only starting from 1630. The lists of manuscripts and incunabula of libraries, although they reported more numbers because of mergers of libraries, allow you to identify the editions of the two pioneers of the press. At Subiaco the first significant enhancement of incunabula collections occurred between 1777 and 1780 during the government of abbot Giuseppe Giustino Di Costanzo in St. Scholastica. In 1467 he gift to Pope Pius VI a copy of the De Civitate Dei of St. Augustine stored in the library. The pope thanked by donating to the monks a silver chalice and encouraged them to court litigation. In the appendix are transcribed documents concerning relations between St. Scholastica and the Papal See. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7039
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Armanino lithography, typography, chalcography: first notes and documents

    • Authors: Alice D'Albis
      Pages: 317 - 360
      Abstract: The paper is about the work of the Armanino, a Genoese family that worked in typography, lithography and chalcography. This renowned Genoese company was compared with similar businesses from Milan, Turin, Venice, Bologna and Trieste. The life of Armanino’s forefather is an example of a man who starts from nothing and builds his fortune trough hard work, energy and caution. With his death, the business passed to his wife and sons who, continuing it, confirmed the family’s talent in business. In 1905 the company changed the company name in S.A.I.G.A. (Anonymous Industries Association Graphic Arts and related), becoming an association. The objective of the research, while retracing this family’s history, is to highlight some fundamental characteristics of certain techniques, and the iconographic peculiarity. This study shows that most of Armanino’s production is based on illustrated material, graphic documents, portraits, posters, advertisements, postcards, match- stick boxes, and playing cards. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7040
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Libraries, Archives, Museums

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 361 - 369
      Abstract: During the ancient period, Libraries, Archives and Museums had the same name, because they were the home of the Muses, but over the centuries, the three institutions have diversified. The museums display individual specimens; libraries and archives predominantly preserve and offer library objects and documents. While the manuscripts are kept, generally, in individual pieces, the books, after the invention of printing, exist in multiple copies, but there is no general bibliographic map to find specificity, duplication, or deficiencies. The digitization of works and editions of the past aggravates the problems of organization and bibliographic mapping, because it provides the sources of consultation and indexing, but ignores the imposing mass of written materials that represented the documentary basin of different ages, and who they are scattered in towns and historic European libraries. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7041
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Encyclopedia and library in the contemporary age

    • Authors: Paolo Traniello
      Pages: 370 - 385
      Abstract: With the publication of the Encyclopédie of Diderot and D’Alembert, which dates from 1751, the concept of library is declined in a negative sense, as a closing tool and impediment in the hands of the State, compared to the Encyclopedia, considered the book of the people. The constitution of the public library (the british Public Libraries Act is dated 1850), funded with public money, determines to change and both realities, Library and Encyclopedia, begin to interact contributing to the development of contemporary culture. Such as the Library, the Encyclopedia also supposes a work of organization of knowledge through classifications. From this point of view, both institutions seem closer in a purpose that unites them. In view of the information revolution, the Library should help reduce complexity of digital information and should play, against the vastness of the network, a role similar to what the Enlightenment Encyclopedia has assigned to itself in the face of large library collections, which were seen as points of accumulation, and also as points of the knowledge’s dispersion. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7042
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Funds and Collections of the person and personality in archives, libraries
           and museums: a resource, an opportunity

    • Authors: Federica Rossi
      Pages: 386 - 424
      Abstract: The paper will present the detailed account of the Conference Funds and Collections of the person and personality in archives, libraries and museums: a resource, an opportunity, held in Bologna, at the University, October 26, 2016. The Conference was structured in nineteen reports and a final round table and involved librarians, archivists and museum professionals on the treatment of ‘cultural archives’: those cohesive and varied collections, gathered by people during their professional life, or simply out of passion and then given to public or private institutions. The presentation of projects and experiences implemented by various cultural institutions, not only by type but also by institutional affiliation, allowed the large audience to become aware of the Italian mature reflections on this topic. The event was also an opportunity for discussion between traditionally distinct professionals in order to create an advantageous ‘transversal’ dialogue about the management of cultural heritage. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7043
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Jeffrey Beall’s “predatory” lists must not be used: they are biased,
           flawed, opaque and inaccurate

    • Authors: Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva
      Pages: 425 - 436
      Abstract: A commentary published in «Nature» by Jeffrey Beall called for the ban of “predatory” journals from the scientific record. That call for a ban was deeply flawed since the lists on which the term “predatory” were based, were themselves flawed. Many papers published in such journals are valid, having been peer reviewed, and acting in an academically responsible manner, making Beall’s call unfair, and discriminatory. Beall’s blog served as a useful alert system, but in no way were Beall’s black lists, which failed to indicate precise inclusion criteria for each entry, validated by scholars around the globe, much less suitable for use in any policy-making. Even though the Beall blog suddenly went blank on January 15, 2017, with no explanation to the public by Beall, the lists continue to be flaunted as de facto publishing black lists by several academics and websites. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7044
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Mirabilis bibliotheca. L’antica libraria del convento dei Cappuccini di
           Mazzarino, a cura di Salvatore Rizzo, Giuseppina Sinagra, con la
           collaborazione di Claudia D’Arcamo, Giovanna Parrino, Alessio Sola,
           Caltanissetta, Paruzzo, 2015

    • Authors: Domenico Ciccarello
      Pages: 437 - 442
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7049
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Antonio Castillo Gómez, Leer y oír leer. Ensayos sobre la lectura en los
           Siglos de Oro, Madrid, Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2016

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 443 - 446
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7045
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Antonio Castillo Gómez, Dalle carte ai muri. Scrittura e società nella
           Spagna della prima età moderna, presentazione di Ottavia Niccoli,
           traduzione di Laura Carnelos, Roma, Carocci, 2016

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 447 - 450
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7046
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Bibliothèques et lecteurs dans l’Europe moderne (XVIIe – XVIIIe
           siècles), sous la direction de Gilles Bertrand, Anne Cayuela, Christian
           Del Vento et Raphaële Mouren, Genève, Droz, 2016

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 451 - 452
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7047
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Rudj Gorian, Nascosti tra i libri. I periodici antichi della Biblioteca
           del Seminario patriarcale di Venezia (1607-1800), Venezia, Marcianum
           Press, 2017

    • Authors: Alfredo Serrai
      Pages: 453 - 456
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7048
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Alessandro Corubolo - Maria Gioia Tavoni, Torchi e stampa al seguito,
           Bologna, Pendragon, 2016

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 457 - 459
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7050
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Giulia Francesca Zani, La libreria Piatti. Storia rocambolesca di una
           preziosa raccolta bergamasca, Bergamo, Archivio Bergamasco centro studi e
           ricerche, 2016

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 460 - 461
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7051
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Carlo De Maria, Le biblioteche nell’Italia fascista, Milano,
           Biblion, 2016

    • Authors: Tania Rusca
      Pages: 462 - 469
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7052
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Marco Cassini, Antòlogia. Antonio Rubino e l'amore per la Liguria,
           Ventimiglia, Philobiblon, 2013

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 470 - 471
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7053
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Giorgio Bacci, Roberto Innocenti. L'arte di inventare i libri / The
           art of inventing books, Pisa, Felici, 2016

    • Authors: Anna Giulia Cavagna
      Pages: 472 - 475
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7054
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
  • Simona Turbanti, REICAT, Roma, Associazione italiana biblioteche,

    • Authors: Paolo Wos Bellini
      Pages: 476 - 481
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/7055
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 1 (2017)
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