<strong> – ISSN 2283-9364</strong> is a scientific, peer-reviewed, open access e-journal, published twice a year. It publishes original research and reviews on bibliography, information science, books, libraries and documentations across historical and geographical boundaries. In these fields the journal aims at highlighting processes of knowledge management and dissemination in the past and in the present societies. en-US <p>Copyrights and publishing rights of all the texts on this journal belong to the respective authors without restrictions.</p><div><a href="" rel="license"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a></div><p>This journal is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License</a> (<a href="">full legal code</a>). <br />See also our <a href="/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy">Open Access Policy</a>.</p> (Fiammetta Sabba) (OJS Support) Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:20:37 +0200 OJS 60 Establishing an «Orientalium linguarum Bibliotheca» in 17th-century Vienna: Sebastian Tengnagel and the trajectories of his manuscripts <p>Sebastian Tengnagel was the court librarian of the Imperial Library in Vienna from 1608 until his death in 1636. At the same time, he was an active member of the Republic of Arabic Letters, the circle of European scholars devoted to acquiring and disseminating knowledge of the Orient in early modern Europe. The Austrian National Library holds two groups of texts that can help us understand the complexity of his intellectual endeavours: the corpus of manuscript letters describing his work as an Orientalist and as a librarian, and the collection of Oriental manuscripts built up by Tengnagel. The two sources must be studied together, because each sheds light on the other. Only by interlinking them can we attempt to answer the crucial questions: how and why, in early 17th-century Vienna, did one become an Orientalist? What were the ‘tools of the trade’? This paper is a survey of this material, based upon the interdisciplinary project The Oriental Outpost of the Republic of Letters. Sebastian Tengnagel (d. 1636), the Imperial Library in Vienna, and Knowledge of the Orient carried out at the University of Vienna at the Department of Near East Studies and the Institute for Austrian Historical Research. Through specific case studies it shows how it is possible to reconstruct both the provenance and trajectories of certain books, and the stories of those who carried or studied them.</p> Hülya Çelik, Chiara Petrolini Copyright (c) 2021 Hülya Çelik - Chiara Petrolini Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 My library Luciano Canfora Copyright (c) 2021 Luciano Canfora Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Bibliography of the Italian authors <p>The paper proposes, also as support of the National Library Service, the creation of a national repertoire that chronologically indexes the editorial production of the Italian authors, both handwritten and printed. The repertoire, entitled Bibliographic Dictionary of Italian Authors, would offer systematic evidence of the works of each Italian author, with a hypothetical regional structure.</p> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2021 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A day for open science: ‘Viaggiatori in Toscana: personaggi e testimonianze’ <p>The report reconstructs the lectures held on April 9 2021 during the open science day dedicated to Viaggiatori in Toscana: personaggi e testimonianze, organized by the ‘Festival di Pasqua’ of the Municipality of Montepulciano. The main theme was the ‘journey’ as social, formative and cultural education experience, and in particular the journey in Tuscany, place of choice for many Italian and foreign grandtourists. The speeches show the results of research that has seen the examination of library, archival, artistic and musicological sources and experiences that are so different from each other but which, in a harmonious and interconnected way, give back the image of a social and cultural phenomenon based on the exchange and contamination of ideas. All of this is done through a new form of divulgation, intended for a non-academic public and in line with the principles of the Third Mission of the universities.</p> Elisabetta Angrisano, Biancamaria Brumana, Silvia Calamandrei, Cinzia Cardinali, Laura Giambastiani, Annantonia Martorano, Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2021 Elisabetta Angrisano - Biancamaria Brumana - Silvia Calamandrei - Cinzia Cardinali - Laura Giambastiani - Annantonia Martorano - Fiammetta Sabba Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 For a hypothesis of metacatalogation <p>The contribution starts from the Mauro Guerrini book (Dalla catalogazione alla metadatazione) that he has the definition of metacatalogation was<br>suggested, as a term containing a series of descriptive phenomena that should make it possible to identify and represent both archives and libraries. Between “cataloging and metadating” the descriptive elements resist. A bibliographic record of a paper catalog consists of a metadata set, just as the elements represented in an archival search tool can be called metadata. For real innovation, the archival inventory must be transformed into an information system, almost a search engine, characterized by specific strategies and filters. The inventory will be in the archive and no longer of the archive even if the contextual elements as a whole must never fail. Information constitutes the essential heritage of any society: the public, civil and political perception of archives and libraries has the task of putting themselves at the service of enlarged communities and processes on a very large range.</p> Federico Valacchi Copyright (c) 2021 Federico Valacchi Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Digital Library, or the evolution of the library: the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and its new open access Digital Library dedicated to manuscripts <p>The Digital Library – used here to connote a general category – aims to innovate the range of services offered to the public by ‘analogue libraries’ to a varied group of users. These services cross the multifaceted cases of public reading libraries (and a large and generalist pool of users), of university libraries (and an equally large pool of users made up of students, undergraduates, faculty, and researchers), and also extend to the world of conservation libraries, which attract a specialized niche audience, very often of international origin. The digitization of precious, ancient, books – both manuscript and printed – represents a great and complex challenge from many points of view (conceptual, design, implementation, logistics, economic, personnel management, etc.), but also the most intuitive way we have now to expand the services offered to users in digital form. In the (recent) past, many digital library initiatives have been carried out in this sense by individual library institutions, as well as by individual private programs or government projects, with variable results in terms of objectives actually achieved, sustainable permanence online, and their ability to effectively counteract the so-called ‘digital obsolescence’ by updating the entire technological infrastructure of the project itself, as well as the individual digital contents, to guarantee their survival. Nowadays, web- based technologies have evolved, increased, and standardized to such an extent that a new approach is possible for digital libraries in terms of usability, visualization, and multi-platform replication of digital content.</p> Fabio Cusimano Copyright (c) 2021 Fabio Cusimano Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The cultural property as the soul of the world <p>Examination and discussion of the specific nature of the Cultural property, in relation to their misterious origin and their current mental function, both in connection with the development of a specific stage of civilization and the needs of the modern man.</p> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2021 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The problem of digital legacy in the transmission of personal archives and libraries <p>The digital revolution that for at least a couple of decades has radically transformed every sector of society has not neglected to make profound changes also in the personal life of each one – which is becoming more and more ‘digital’ – and in the production and use of documents. Through personal computers, tablets and smartphones, we draw up documents, take notes and personal notes, write literary texts, develop studies and projects, take photographs, read books, interact on social networks, etc. In this way, many documents are created in digital format and many magazines and books are purchased and read in digital format as well. As a consequence, the digital part in personal archives is increasing more and more (and these are turning into “digital personal archives”); in the same way, personal libraries increasingly consist of digital books and magazines and therefore they are becoming ‘personal digital libraries’ too. In many cases digital material is stored on virtual spaces made available by cloud service providers and become accessible only to those who know (or have) the necessary credentials. But faced with this transformation, many people begin to ask themselves: what will happen to these personal digital fonds after the death of the producers or owners? Will the heirs be able to accommodate this legacy? To answer these questions, we need to face the problem of the transmission of the digital legacy, fully understanding the implications that derive from having entrusted personal fonds to systems often protected by inscrutable access mechanisms and trying to identify the solutions that could allow them to secure their future, avoiding falling into that ‘digital dark age’ that more than someone has already begun to foreshadow.</p> Stefano Allegrezza Copyright (c) 2021 Stefano Allegrezza Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Orsa Maggiore, editor of Radclyffe Hall <p>In 1946, the Edizioni dell’Orsa maggiore started to publish all the Radlyffe Hall’s books. The Author has been censored in England and her first literary work, The Well of Loneliness, became an incredible success (the first edition in England has been published in 1928 and in Italy in 1930 by the publisher Modernissima). In Italy, Hall is known thanks to two traslators (both are linked to Gian Dàuli and the publisher Corbaccio): Annie Lami and, above all, Mimi Oliva Lentati (the leader of Editrice dell’Orsa maggiore). The present article is about the little publisher Orsa and its brief, but very important for italian lesbian movement, history.</p> Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2021 Valentina Sonzini Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The philosophy of history in Giorgio Emanuele Ferrari: a philosopher in the Marciana Library <p>Giorgio Emanuele Ferrari understood the library work in light of one of its fundamental assets: being a witness of the Zeitgeist. A privileged position in the management of documents, the librarian can profile tools and content of human self-understanding, both in its essence and its evolution. In the essay, we analyze G.E. Ferrari’s texts and unearth the philosophical drive of his vocation.</p> Paolo Livieri Copyright (c) 2021 Paolo Livieri Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Francesco Lumachi: contribution to the biography of a Florentine publisher of the Early Twentieth century <p>Francesco Lumachi, the small Florentine bookseller who made his debut on the Italian publishing scene in 1900, despite belonging to an entrepreneurial reality, that of booksellers-publishers, anchored more to the past than to the future, is considered to have inaugurated, together with the new century, the modern book. With intuition and audacity, he was the first to contribute to the notoriety of authors destined to impose themselves on the cultural<br>scene for their innovative qualities, and with refined aesthetic taste he published volumes of typographical elegance and sometimes also of unconventional form. As a true “friend of books”, as he liked to define himself, he was also the storyteller of amusing bibliographical stories. A multifaceted figure who always remained shrouded in mystery, due to his shy and modest nature, his brief professional career with dramatic results, and the probable loss of<br>his personal and work papers. In an attempt to fill the biographical gap, this contribution presents the results of archival research that, for the first time,<br>digs into Francesco Lumachi’s family roots and his schooling, a background from which unpublished elements emerge and, at the same time, a range of questions susceptible to further investigation, together with personality traits that find points of contact in editorial and existential choices, such as inconsistencies and fascinations that can be justified by the historical context of reference. The work also avails itself of an iconographic collection, also partly unpublished, as evidence and proof of the topics dealt with.</p> Giovanna Grifoni Copyright (c) 2021 Giovanna Grifoni Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 «What began as a hobby became a consuming quest»: American bibliophile William Lawrence Clements and his collection of incunabula <p>This paper aims to describe the activity of the bibliophile William Lawrence Clements, an American industrial businessman and one of the greatest<br>collectors of the 20th century. During the golden age of American book collecting, William Clements managed to set up an outstanding book collection<br>specialized in Americana, never seen before in the Midwest of the United States. Through the study of the William L. Clements Library’s incunabula collection, it is possible to reconstruct the history of the individual copies and the cultural environment in which William Clements worked. Sold through auctions and individual merchants, these incunabula belonged to prestigious collections and still retain fundamental provenances that allow the reconstruction of their journey. The study of the itinerary of the incunabula throughout the centuries, from Europe to America, is reconstructed by analyzing elements such as ex libris, inscriptions, bindings, stamps, reading marks, and manuscript notes.</p> Debora M. Di Pietro Copyright (c) 2021 Debora M. Di Pietro Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 «Piccola, ma sufficiente per li miei studi»: the library of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino. First investigations and census of annotated books <p>The article presents the first results of a research about the library of the Jesuit Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621). The starting point are some unpublished works dedicated to this topic compiled by two Jesuit scholars in the first half of ‘ 900: François Xavier Le Bachelet and Sebastian Tromp. In particular, Tromp’s work had concerned the identification of the editions cited in the library inventory, without however proceeding with the identification of the items actually belonging to the cardinal, today mainly preserved at the National Central Library of Rome and the Historical Archive of the Pontifical Gregorian University. In addition to providing a first analysis of the composition of the Bellarminian collection, the article examines the events related to<br>its conservation at the Roman College, to which Bellarmino donated it after his death and where on several occasions it was subject to spoliations – even if today it is difficult to evaluate their extent. These episodes testify to the problematic intellectual legacy left by Bellarmino and how it influenced not only<br>his long process of canonization (which lasted three centuries) but also the conservation of his books. In the appendix, the inventory of the library is published for the first time, as well as a catalog of 122 books with the provenance note of the Bellarmine’s private collection and, in several cases, containing his autograph annotations.</p> Lorenzo Mancini Copyright (c) 2021 Lorenzo Mancini Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A new attribution to the Maestro dei Putti: an illuminated book of the <em> Attic Nights </em> by Aulo Gellio (Venice, Nicolas Jenson, 1472) <p>The paper presents the discoveries about a Venetian incunable studied during the cataloguing activities of incunables at the Regional Library in Catania (2018-2021). The aim of the paper is to inform the academic community about the crediting of the illuminations to the Maestro dei Putti; this results from a collaboration with Lilian Armstrong, professor of Art at Wellesley College, MA and specialist on Venetian Renaissance Book Illumination. This identification enriches the census of incunables with another copy, illuminated by the artist who was active between Venice and Padua in the 70s of XV century.</p> Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2021 Simona Inserra Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A rare illuminated normative codex from the Florentine Renaissance: the 1472 Statute of the Confraternity of Santa Maria Assunta in San Pier Gattolino <p>The paper analyses the content of the so far unknown Florentine confraternal statute of the lay company of Santa Maria Assunta in San Pier Gattolino. It traces the history of this church and the brotherhood that produced the statute book in the 15th century, and explains the relationship between text and illuminated images. The report highlights that both the rules and the pictures formed part of an integrated message contributing to the practical application of the laws and increasing the symbolic value of them.</p> Francesco Salvestrini Copyright (c) 2021 Francesco Salvestrini Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Culture vs. operative intelligence Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2021 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Roberto Raieli, <em>Web-scale discovery services: principi, applicazioni e ipotesi di sviluppo</em>, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2020 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Roberto Calasso, <em>Come ordinare una biblioteca</em>, Milano, Adelphi, 2020 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 André Schiffrin, <em>Editoria senza editori</em>, prefazione di Alfredo Salsano, con uno scritto di Andrea Cortellessa, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2019 Antonio Castronuovo Copyright (c) 2020 Antonio Castronuovo Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Mauro Chiabrando, <em>Il particolare superfluo. Atlante delle minuzie editoriali</em>, Milano, Luni; [Riva del Garda], Associazione librai antiquari, Italia, 2019 Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2020 Roberta Cesana Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Il privilegio della parola scritta: gestione, conservazione e valorizzazione di carte e libri di persona</em>, a cura di Giovanni Di Domenico e Fiammetta Sabba, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2020 Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2020 Roberta Cesana Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Storie d’autore, storie di persone: fondi speciali tra conservazione e valorizzazione</em>, a cura di Francesca Ghersetti, Annantonia Martorano, Elisabetta Zonca, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2020 Attilio Mauro Caproni Copyright (c) 2020 Attilio Mauro Caproni Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Viaggi di Toscana, Lezioni magistrali (9 novembre - 12 dicembre 2017)</em>, a cura di Maria Fancelli, Firenze, Polistampa, 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2020 Fiammetta Sabba Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Biblioteche e saperi: circolazione di libri e di idee tra età moderna e contemporanea</em>, a cura di Giovanna Granata, Roma, Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2019 Lorenzo Mancini Copyright (c) 2020 Lorenzo Mancini Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Valentina Sonzini, <em>Cominus et eminus: la tipografia alla campana: annali di Vittorio Baldini e delle eredi (Ferrara, 1575-1621)</em>, introduzione di Angela Nuovo, Milano, Biblion, 2019 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2020 Simona Inserra Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Michele Camaioni, <em>Il Vangelo e l’Anticristo: Bernardino Ochino tra francescanesimo ed eresia (1487-1547)</em>, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2020 Francesca Nepori Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Bibliotheken und die Ökonomie des Wissens 1450-1850: Internationale Tagung, April 2019, Sárospatak (Ungarn)</em>, édité par Frédéric Barbier, István Monok et Andrea Seidler, Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs Központ, 2020 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Lorenzo Baldacchini, <em>Il libro antico: storia, diffusione e descrizione</em>, terza edizione, Roma, Carocci, 2019 Veronica Archelite Copyright (c) 2020 Veronica Archelite Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Daniele Danesi - Ilenia Maschietto, <em>Catalogo del Fondo Cesare Grassetti della Fondazione Giorgio Cini</em>, Firenze, Olschki, 2020 Federica Fabbri Copyright (c) 2020 Federica Fabbri Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Gli incunaboli della Biblioteca Oratoriana dei Girolamini: un primo catalogo</em>, a cura di Giancarlo Petrella, premessa di Andrea Mazzucchi, presentazione di Vito De Nicola, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2019 Silvia Tripodi Copyright (c) 2020 Silvia Tripodi Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Paola Errani - Marco Palma, <em>Incunaboli a Cesena</em>, Roma, Viella, 2020 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2020 Simona Inserra Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Martin Davies - Neil Harris, <em>Aldo Manuzio: l’uomo, l’editore, il mito</em>, Roma, Carocci, 2019 Antonio Castronuovo Copyright (c) 2020 Antonio Castronuovo Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 My library <p>Giampiero Mughini, journalist and well-known as book collector, writes about the formation of his personal library, also narrating the encounter with important personalities afflicted by a same furor bibliographicus.</p> Giampiero Mughini Copyright (c) 2020 Giampiero Mughini Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Giuseppe Malatesta Garuffi <p>Contrary to the current historiography on the modern European Academies, there is a manuscript N.500 in the Gambalunghian Library in Rimini, that contains the proceedings of an Academy founded in that city in the XIV century, that becomes the first European Academy in the modern times.</p> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 «I’ll give a look on the shelves»: case study on reader-opac interactions at the Biblioteca Civica “Vincenzo Joppi”, Udine, Italy <p><em>Introduction</em>. Users’ behaviour studies relevance shows a constantly increasing trend. Users’ behaviour is the research focus both in libraries and information sciences and in cataloguing. User studies in LIS were developed along four trends: user studies, information behaviour, information practice and information experience (Gonzales-Teruel 2018). With FRBR Report in 1998 and its four user tasks definition, a major shift toward users’ centrality came in cataloguing too. Relevance of user tasks is also underlined by the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP). It confirms FRBR four functions and adds a new one: to navigate. The focus of this research is the effective interaction of users with the OPAC at the Biblioteca Civica "Vincenzo Joppi”, Udine, Italy, with the aim of assessing both efficacy and efficiency of interactions, from the point of view both of the user and of the OPAC.</p> <p><em>Method</em>: This paper draws on an original research, as data about a simple random sample of 36 readers were collected by means both of a survey by a questionnaire before and after the interactions and by OPAC transactions screen recordings. Data were collected in Udine public library, Biblioteca “Vincenzo Joppi”, Udine, Italy, between August and October 2017. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses were conducted on collected data about 130 searches (a process that ends with a positive or negative result) and 200 interactions (each of the search attempts).</p> <p><em>Results and Discussion</em>: The contrast between use frequency and reader’s proficiency level shows that the more frequent the use, the higher the confidence level felt by reader. On the contrast, confidence level is not related to educational background. Nearly half of the interviewed (49%) search in the catalogue to fulfil personal information needs; any other information needs (teacher suggestions, friends’ advices, internet etc.) are less important. In nearly half of the interactions, the search field used is title; instead, percentage of searches by subject, by author’s surname or by author’s name and surname are all just slightly over 10%. Furthermore, data about search field support data about the two broad types of questions: 60% are known item searches, and just 40% are exploratory searches. The most preferred search approach is Google-like search (36%); advanced search (30%) is relevant, while basic search (12%) is less important. However, the most successful results are obtained by advanced search (67%), followed by basic search (56%) and google-like search (53%). An interesting difference emerges from the contrast between data collected from questionnaires and from direct observations of readers’ interactions with the OPAC: readers express approval or disapproval based on the final results of their overall research and not on single interactions, and take for granted that to achieve results one or more attempts could be needed. Final success depends mostly upon the kind of users’ starting question: known item searches are more successful than exploratory searches (60% versus 43%). Data As a result, data confirm that to perform exploratory searches readers need to be supported by a higher level of reference service. Data show that reasons for failure in searches rely on readers’ behaviour (56%) more than on library services (24%). For this reason, readers’ interactions with the OPAC could be improved by promoting information literacy for the readers.</p> Carlo Bianchini Copyright (c) 2020 Carlo Bianchini Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100 About the <em>«Bibliotecarj»</em> of Giornale de’ letterati d’Italia <p>Created as a tool for the revitalization and renewal of Italian culture in the eighteenth century, the Giornale de’ letterati d’Italia represents one of the most mature and significant experiences of erudite Italian journalism. The magazine, in volume XXV, presents an accurate system of indexes, among which stands out the systematic one, articulated in 16 classes. The essay, after<br>an introduction concerning the most relevant structural, content and bibliographical characters of the Journal, proposes an analysis of the contributions classified under Bibliotecarj, with regard to tomes I-XXIV. The aim is twofold: on the one hand, to illustrate the nature and typology of the contents highlighted; on the other, to reconstruct the bibliographical-library orientations and trends associated with the journal and the cultural elites it represents. In conclusion, we will provide three indexes: the first one, articulated in 8 sections corresponding to the different configurations with which the literary evidence found during the research has been categorized; the second will concern the published and unpublished works found; to conclude the index of names.</p> Andrea Moroni Copyright (c) 2020 Andrea Moroni Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Giovanni Parè, bookseller and publisher in the second half seventeenth-century Venice <p>The discovery of Giovanni Parè’s publishing and bookstore catalogues, a Venetian printer and bookseller at the end of the Seventeenth century, is an opportunity to reconstruct his activity as a book dealer and the close relationship he had had with Giovanni Palazzi, historian, man of letters, engraver. Parè will publish Palazzi’s some works, many of which affected by censorship control due to the evident influences of the Quietist, current accused by the Congregation of the Index and by the Santo Uffizio as not conforming to the dictates of the Catholic Church.</p> Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2020 Francesca Nepori Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Isis in Bologna: <em>Hieroglyphica</em> and <em>Aegyptiaca</em> in Bologna's book collections between the 16th and 17th centuries <p>The rediscovery of the ancient Egyptian civilization is a distinctive feature of humanistic culture. This Egyptomania, which extends also to the seventeenth and the subsequent centuries, is well documented in early printed books and focuses on two symbolic objects: the Late Roman treatise on hieroglyphs Hieroglyphica by Horapollo and the Tablet of Isis (Mensa Isiaca), a late imperial age pseudo-Goddess altar. This work outlines the editorial adventures of those publications illustrating and popularizing a textual and graphical corpus that well represents the baroque intellectual imaginary about Ancient Egypt, particularly focusing on antiques collections and editorial activities of a close scholars network in Bologna in the XVII century.</p> Antonella Brunelli Copyright (c) 2020 Antonella Brunelli Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Ancient book heritage and religious libraries. The case of Sardinia <p>The essay studies the presence of the ancient book heritage in the libraries of Sardinia where, apart from the case of the two University Libraries of Cagliari and Sassari, the most important institutions for the presence of ancient collections are the religious libraries. The relevance of religious libraries for library historiography is one of the topics of the disciplinary debate on which, starting from the specificity of the Sardinian reality, it is possible to develop some reflections. The essay underlines the need to also historically address the study of religious collections in relation to the notion of system. The individual realities, often of modest size and strongly rooted at the territorial level, should be understood as local articulations of a complex library organization, not surprisingly based on centrally defined norms, at the ecclesial or religious order level. On this basis, the case of the Capuchin Library of Cagliari is investigated, one of the most important in Sardinia for the number of ancient volumes, seen in the dialectical relationship between local microcirculation phenomena and adherence to the cultural paradigms of the Order.</p> Giovanna Granata Copyright (c) 2020 Giovanna Granata Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 New discoveries about the <em>Specchio di Illuminazione</em> by Beata Illuminata Bembo <p>The discovery of some fifteenth-century manuscripts of the Specchio di Illuminazione of Beata Bembo in the so-called “Archivio della Beata Cate­rina”, kept in the Archbishop’s General Archive of Bologna, has opened up new and completely unexpected perspectives on the hagiography of St. Cathe­rine of Vigri, revealing a multiform and complex evolution of this work. Two new editions have emerged, different from the one known so far: one shorter and widely epitomized, the second longer, with significant inserts, concen­trated mainly in chapters VI-IX. Based on some significant clues, the author hypothesizes that this drafting chronologically precedes that of the so-called “autograph” and that it has been the subject of a series of second thoughts and complaints by the author herself or her circle. Some 16th century codices have also emerged, witnesses of the drafting known so far, but not without interest. Very recent paleographic studies had questioned the real autography of the edi­ted manuscript. A first examination of the new acquisitions seems to confirm that they do not derive from the “autograph”, presenting several lessons and disjunctive errors.</p> Riccardo Pane Copyright (c) 2020 Riccardo Pane Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The library of Alexandria and the fire that did not destroy it. I: Modern reflections up to Justus Lipsius <p>This paper (first of two parts) aims to gather the most important testimonies of modern age authors regarding the Library of Alexandria, so that can be observed how the fire in 47 b.C. is considered. The increasing knowledge of the classical texts improves gradually the historical reconstruction of the event and poses new questions. Some variae lectiones from greek and roman authors are also discussed in order to draw more accurate conclusions. Particularly is examined the probable source of the Isidorus’ strange number (70.000) in Or. VI, 3, 5, concerning the amount of books destroyed by the fire.</p> Luca Tiberi Copyright (c) 2020 Luca Tiberi Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 The new column <em>Voci di biblioteche viventi</em> Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2020 Fiammetta Sabba Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Joachim Johann Mader's <em>De scriptis et bibliothecis antediluvianis</em> Joachim Johann Mader's De scriptis et bibliothecis antediluvianis appeared in 1666 as the praefatio of the De bibliothecis atque archivis virorum clarissimorum libelli, the first anthology of treatises on the history of libraries. In his essay, the scholar reconstructs the history of the discovery of the alphabet, writing and the first books. Thanks to the De bibliothecis antediluvianis, Mader completed his anthology with a good piece of news about a mythical period which was not previously well known or studied. Moreover, Mader could give a conceptual framework to the collection. Diego Baldi Copyright (c) 2020 Diego Baldi Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The history of the Library of the Chamber of Deputies amidst legislative body, research institutions, and librarians devoted to reference services to Members of Parliament and information assistance to external users <p>The article analyzes the history of the Camera dei Deputati’s Library through the publication: Fernando Venturini, Libri, lettori e bibliotecari a Montecitorio. Storia della Biblioteca della Camera dei deputati, Milano, Wolters Kluwer, Padova, CEDAM, 2019 (Quaderni di Nomos. Le attualità nel diritto. Nuova serie, 7).</p> Mauro Guerrini, Rossano De Laurentiis Copyright (c) 2020 Mauro Guerrini, Rossano De Laurentiis Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Rossano De Laurentiis, <em>Guido Biagi e la biblioteconomia in Italia tra XIX e XX secolo</em>, presentazione di Mauro Guerrini, Roma, AIB, 2017 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2020 Elisabetta Zonca Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 <em>La cassa dei libri. La famiglia Michelstaedter e la Shoah</em>, a cura di Marco Menato e Simone Volpato, Crocetta del Montello, Antiga, 2019 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Elisa Pederzoli, <em>“L’arte di farsi conoscere”. Formiggini e la diffusione del libro e della cultura italiana nel mondo</em>, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2019 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2020 Elisabetta Zonca Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Anna Ferrando, <em>Cacciatori di libri. Gli agenti letterari durante il fascismo</em>, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019 Elisa Marazzi Copyright (c) 2020 Elisa Marazzi Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Giuliano Vigini, <em>Editori a Milano. Una storia illustrata dal 1860 al 1940</em>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2018 Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2020 Roberta Cesana Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Robert Darnton, <em>Un tour de France letterario. Il mondo dei libri alla vigilia della Rivoluzione francese</em>, Roma, Carocci, 2019 Antonio Castronuovo Copyright (c) 2020 Antonio Catronovo Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Francesca Aiello, <em>I libri del cardinale Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet</em>, Milano, Ledizioni, 2019 Debora Di Pietro Copyright (c) 2020 Debora Di Pietro Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Fiammetta Sabba, <em>Angelo Maria Bandini in viaggio Roma (1780-1781)</em>, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2019 Giovanna Granata Copyright (c) 2020 Giovanna Granata Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Francesca Aiello, <em>La biblioteca dei Benedettini di san Nicolò l’Arena a Catania: dalle carte d’archivio alla collezione libraria</em>, Milano, Ledizioni, 2019 Silvia Tripodi Copyright (c) 2020 Silvia Tripodi Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 <em>La Grande Galleria. Spazio del sapere e rappresentazione del mondo nell’età di Carlo Emanuele I di Savoia</em>, a cura di Franca Varallo e Maurizio Vivarelli, Roma, Carocci, 2019 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Silvia Curi Nicolardi, <em>Melchiorre Sessa tipografo ed editore (Venezia 1506-1555)</em>, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2019 Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2020 Valentina Sonzini Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Urs B. Leu - Sandra Weidmann, <em>Huldrych Zwingli’s private library</em>, Leiden, Brill, 2018 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Itinéraires du livre italien à la Renaissance. Suisse romande, anciens Pays-Bas et Liège</em>, sous le direction de Renaud Adam et Chiara Lastraioli, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2019 Shanti Graheli Copyright (c) 2020 Shanti Graheli Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Catalogo degli incunaboli della Biblioteca Panizzi di Reggio Emilia</em>, a cura di Maurizio Festanti, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2019 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2020 Simona Inserra Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Catalogo degli incunaboli della Biblioteca storica di Palazzo Campana di Osimo</em>, a cura di Monica Bocchetta, Macerata, EUM, 2019 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2020 Simona Inserra Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Libraries and pandemic in a secular age Claudio Leombroni Copyright (c) 2020 Claudio Leombroni Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Nature and information <p>The genetic code of the human species requires us to react aggressively to threatening situations. Culture, history – as magistra vitae –, philosophy, law and even religion have failed to quell aggressive instincts except through threats and punishments. Until today, scientific achievements have not changed the biological determinants of our species, so as to eliminate its aggressive and destructive components. The recent electronic communication system, which allows not only the exchange of information but also the immediate transmission of emotional and empathic states, can have unpredictable and incisive effects on the collective transformation of human beings.</p> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 De l’intention à l’action: les bibliothèques publiques et la participation <p>The significant increase in participatory practices in French libraries leads us to question the intentions that govern and precede their implementation. This paper aims to discover these intentions through the study of a participatory cultural program organized by the Bibliothèque municipale of Lyon between November 2016 and March 2017. The programmatic documents consulted, the interviews conducted with the librarians and the observation of participatory activities allow to put in place highlights three reasons that define the roles that the public library wishes to play today in French society: the 'convivialité' library, the 'encapacitation' library and the'engagement' library.</p> Raphaëlle Bats Copyright (c) 2020 Raphaëlle Bats Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 «In scrineis» of Monna Caterina: The Books of Stefano di Nello Fatinelli (1419) <p>In the unpublished inventory of «bona et iura», which belonged to Stefano Fatinelli (d. 1418), a Lucchese merchant of high lineage, are recorded more than sixty codes which were kept «in scrineis domine Caterine», that is Caterina Martini, widow of the late Stefano. This instrumentum is kept in a notarial protocol of the Lucca State Archive; its discovery allowed to conduct various researches, based on unpublished materials, the results of which are presented here. The essay is divided into three paragraphs. The first one outlines Fatinelli’s profile, through the analysis of his will and the use of other sources, including a manuscript bearer of the life of Saint Zita (d. 1278), the humble servant who worked for the powerful Fatinelli family. The second paragraph is dedicated to the illustration of the inventory and its contextualization: indeed, it was drawn up following a petition, requested by a relative of the late Stefano to the Vicar of the Podestà of Lucca, in order to protect the infant heir to a considerable patrimony. The last paragraph is reserved for books: they are almost camouflaged in the inventory, which is composed by a long theory of land, buildings, household linen, precious fabrics, various furnishings, lists of debtors, etc. belonged to the deceased one. The critical edition of the books inventory items is preceded by some reflections thanks to which the library’s “cultural gradient” is identified. The short list is evidence of a library collection now lost, of which two manuscripts are still recognised. Finally, the appendix contains Stefano Fatinelli’s will and the aforementioned petition. This essay gives the image of one of the private libraries that, starting from the XIVth Century, acquired importance in Lucca. Additionally, it helps to outline the overall picture of the circulation of books and cultural interests within and beyond the city walls in the early fifteenth century.</p> Elisabetta Guerrieri Copyright (c) 2020 Elisabetta Guerrieri Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Notes and reflections around <em>Il libro, il popolo, il territorio, da una indagine socio-statistica: memoria storica di biblioteche</em> <p>Pivoting up the socio-statistical survey carried out in 1975 by the Department of Cultural Activities and the Municipal Library of Faenza, returned by the report <em>Il libro, il popolo e il territorio: biblioteche e servizi culturali a Faenza</em>, introduced in the recent re-edition by the protagonists of the time, the contribution traces and discusses for synthetic lines and problems the transformations that have occurred forty-five years later in the idea, identity, function and role of the Italian public library of the third millennium.</p> Rosa Marisa Borraccini Copyright (c) 2020 Rosa Marisa Borraccini Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The <em>Abteilung für Sondersammlungen</em> of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol in Innsbruck: a brief introduction on history, status quaestionis and ongoing projects <p>This article outlines the history of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol (University and Provincial Library of Tirol at Innsbruck, ULB Tirol) in Innsbruck from the initial idea for its establishment arising in 1731 through its actual foundation in 1745, as well as its connection, shaped by various interactions, with the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck founded in 1669. The text also provides general information on the modern-day ULB Tirol, including data on its general tasks and mission, its holdings and numbers of users, and the individual departments of the library. The main focus of the article lies on the Department of Special Collections and its manuscript holdings, however. It offers an overview of the cataloguing projects conducted over the past fifty years and the status quo of those projects, as well as discussing their boundaries and the possibilities they have opened up. Finally, three specific projects are presented that are either currently being implemented or will be undertaken in the coming years and will substantially expand existing knowledge on the department’s manuscript assets. A bibliography lists all modern manuscript catalogs published between 1987 and 2017 as well as the essential literature on the history of the library’s holdings from 1874 to 2019.</p> Claudia Sojer Copyright (c) 2020 Claudia Claudia Sojer Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 «At the risk of entering into minute and very uninteresting particulars...»: the dispute between Antonio Panizzi and Nicholas Harris Nicolas <p>The paper analyzes the dispute between Panizzi and Nicolas regarding the innovations proposed by the Italian librarian at the British Museum library. The innovations introduced by Panizzi mainly concern the management of the reading room and the rules for the new printed catalog of the printed books of<br />the British Museum library.</p> Lucia Sardo Copyright (c) 2020 Lucia Sardo Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Plan d’une bibliotheque universelle <p>Libraries always have been evidence of civilization, culture, tradition, and progress. However, from the Enlightenment period and especially after the French Revolution, libraries become a factor of not only individual, but also collective and social education and elevation. In 1837, Louis Aimé Martin – conservator of the library of Saint Geneviève in Paris – published the essay Plan d’une bibliotheque universelle, where the library is described as a national educational enterprise whose aim is to bring together within the same<br />principles all classes of society. The essay cites the works of the most notable authors of all disciplines, divided by nations for the literary sphere.</p> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Serrai Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Archives in the library: parallel worlds that meet? <p>The contribution, starting from the observation that archives and libraries, despite being different and parallel worlds, wants to analyze the difficult relationship between the two realities through a diachronic reconstruction, highlighting the investigations and reflections conducted in Italy over time, and still in progress today , in relation to the complexity and ambiguity of this relationship, due also to the presence of funds and archival documents in libraries, and of documents and literary funds in the archives. The crux of ideal<br />and practical relationships, therefore existing or desirable, between archives and libraries hinges both on normative and managerial aspects, but certainly also conceptual, and therefore it is as complex as it is urgent to try to dissolve it, proposing the meeting of these two worlds parallel thanks to the help of digital technologies and integrated platforms, in order to make the documentary heritage they contain accessible to an increasingly wider audience.</p> Annantonia Martorano Copyright (c) 2020 Annantonia Martorano Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The "libraria" of the Capuchin friars of Sanremo and Francesco Corradi's donation <p>The essay starts from the will with which the physician Francesco Corradi, born in Sanremo and died in Genoa in 1865, disposed of his own legacy for various charitable purposes including the creation in his hometown of a public library. Until then, this institute was non-existent in the face of the presence of book collections belonging to religious orders, including Jesuits and Capuchins: the latter’s own books, acquired following the laws of suppression of the ecclesiastical bodies of 1866 and 1867, constituted the first core of the Corradi Library along with the volumes belonging to the doctor himself. The study therefore through the examination of the notes of possession tries to reconstruct the origin and organization of the friars’ collection, then through the analysis of the documentation produced in the meetings of the Municipal Council of Sanremo examines the formative process of the current Civic Library.</p> Luca Tosin Copyright (c) 2020 Luca Tosin Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The Arezzo-printed edition of Lodovico Antonio Muratori’s works (1767-1780) <p>Published in 36 volumes between 1767 and 1780, the edition of Lodovico Antonio Muratori’s works is the main product of Arezzo’s ancient typography. Based on original documents owned by Episcopal Seminary of Arezzo, the essay shows the leading actors and the story of the project. The bishop Jacopo Gaetano Inghirami decides to renovate the Seminary’s plan of study through some updated teaching material. Thanks to a clever editorial policy, the expertise of the printer Michele Bellotti and a well-designed distribution network, the publication becomes a commercial product in great demand: in a few months it gets 288 buyers in Italy and abroad. After bishop Inghirami’s death in 1772, Episcopal Seminary of Arezzo and ‘Collegio Serristori’ of Castiglion Fiorentino<br />become the new editors. They buy from ‘Società Palatina di Milano’ the original matrices used for the illustrations of the very first editions of Muratori’s masterpieces: Rerum Italicarum Scriptores and Antiquitates Italicae Medii Aevi. In order to sell the unsold, the editors also swap lots of volumes with selected books by many italians booksellers’ sale catalogues. As many of these books are requested for school use, this practice shows the attention of Seminary’s education to scientific arguments and Enlightenment’s issues. Unfortunately, because of increasing economic problems and printer’s death, the editors decide to stop the publication to the detriment of original project.</p> Riccardo Neri Copyright (c) 2020 Riccardo Neri Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 An introduction to the incunabula collection of Biblioteca Diocesana in Aosta. With a revision of the description of a fifteenth century edition printed in Lyon and the discovery of an unknown sixteenth century edition <p>Aosta’s Biblioteca Diocesana owns a collection of about 150 incunabula wich have been cataloged in the middle of the last century. The section has been recently reexamined and all the provenance informations are now available in Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database. The activity has made possible to identify ancient owners of incunbula now in the library and helped the study about the circulation of book in Aosta Valley. The research also led to discovery a unknown sixteenth-century edition, which is here described and assigned to the typography of Johann Besicken. A bibliographical revision of the description of a fifteenth-century edition of De consolatione philosophiae printed in Lyons by Guillaume Le Roy is also given.</p> Fabrizio Fossati Copyright (c) 2020 Fabrizio Fossati Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Pagination printed by Aldus Manutius <p>Pagination is an important element of the modern book, but the development of pagination and printing techniques have not been adequately studied. The author of this paper discusses pagination by Aldus Manutius (ca. 1450-1515) and his influence on the contemporary printers. Aldus printed 17 paginated books between 1499 and 1514, of which 13 books were printed in Greek (Table 1). His pagination can be divided into three types. Type A comprises books in which the page numbers were printed at the rightmost point of the headline on the recto page and at the leftmost point of the headline on the verso page. Type B comprises books in which the page numbers were printed in the middle of the headline on both the recto and verso pages. Type C comprises books in which the page numbers were printed at the rightmost point of the headline on both the recto and verso pages (Figure 1). Aldus’ preferred Type A and trialled Type B and C paginations when printing in octavo format. He tested all these types until 1508. Among these 17 paginated books, Aldus provided table of contents to nine books (Nos 2, 4, 6-8, and 12-15) and provided index to two books (Nos 1 and 6). But other seven books (Nos 3, 5, 9-11 and 16-17) were not provided any table of contents and index. It is certain that Aldus’s pagination was mainly intended to indicate the positions of the text by page numbers in a table of contents. His works influenced directly Lyon, Florence, and Basel. Johann Froben of Basel (ca. 1460-1527) printed many paginated books including Erasmus’s works, and Greek and Roman classics (Figure 3). Due to Froben’s efforts, pagination spread throughout the Rhine River Basin, Paris, and Antwerp until 1520, and then appeared at some leading centres of printing in East and South Germany, and England (Table 2).</p> Koichi Yukishima Copyright (c) 2020 Koichi Yukishima Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The digitalization of the incunabula of Italy: the Central National Library of Rome from IGI to the Polonski project <p>Since 1932 the Central National Library of Rome has developed a specific vocation for the census and study of incunabula in a national perspective. In fact, it is the owner of the direction of IGI - General Index of the Incunabula of Italy which, published from 1943 to 1981, constituted one of the most innovative and complete European projects for the re-cataloging of the bibliographic heritage of the century of the origins of the press. The Library was followed by the Italian contact person for the ISTC - Incunaula Short-Title catalog and Incipit projects of the British Library. Recently, in collaboration with the CERL and thanks to the contribution of the Polonski Foundation in New York, it has launched a new project for the digitalization of incunabula starting from the conspicuous collection of the S. Scholastica di Subiaco library, the cradle of the Italian press, through methods and procedures. innovative products that allow a full-scale research on the specimens treated, through a specific portal and participation in other related projects, such as MEI, Text-Inc and 15cIllustration.</p> Andrea De Pasquale Copyright (c) 2019 Andrea De Pasquale Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 </em>Viaggi a bordo di una parola. Scritti sull’indicizzazione semantica in onore di Alberto Cheti</em>, a cura di Anna Lucarelli, Alberto Petrucciani, Elisabetta Viti, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2019 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Maria Teresa Biagetti, </em>Le biblioteche digitali. Tipologie, funzionalità e modelli di sviluppo</em>, con scritti di Roberto Raieli, Antonella Iacono, Antonella Trombone, Simona Turbanti, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019 Alberto Salarelli Copyright (c) 2019 Alberto Salarelli Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Carlo Bianchini - Mauro Guerrini, <em>Guida alla biblioteca per gli studenti universitari</em>, con la collaborazione di Andrea Capaccioni, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2019 Agnese Galeffi Copyright (c) 2019 Agnese Galeffi Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Loretta De Franceschi, <em>Libri in guerra. Editoria e letture per i soldati in guerra nel primo Novecento</em>, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2019 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Dario Agazzi, <em>La Grande Enciclopedia italiana. Dalla Società Savoldi a Treccani. Una vicenda editoriale e famigliare</em>, prefazione di Felice Accame, Milano, Biblion, 2018 Loretta De Franceschi Copyright (c) 2019 Loretta De Franceschi Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Giulio Rezasco politico, burocrate e lessicografo. Atti del Convegno, Bolano 13 maggio 2017</em>, a cura di Francesca Nepori, La Spezia, Accademia Lunigianese di Scienze Giovanni Capellini, 2018 Elena Gonnelli Copyright (c) 2019 Elena Gonnelli Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Andrea Capaccioni, <em>Le origini della biblioteca contemporanea. Un istituto in cerca di identità tra Vecchio e Nuovo Continente (secoli XVII- XIX)</em>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Una marchesa in viaggio per l’Italia. Diario di Margherita Boccapaduli (1794-1795)</em>, a cura di Gilles Bertrand e Marina Pieretti, Roma, Viella, 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 De Bibliothecis Romanorum <em>di Christian Curio. Una tesi di storia delle biblioteche nel 1734</em>, a cura di Diego Baldi; nota filologica e traduzione di Luca Tiberi; con una presentazione di Alfredo Serrai, Roma, CNR-Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo antico, 2019 Eleonora De Longis Copyright (c) 2019 Eleonora De Longis Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Lodovica Braida, <em>L’autore assente. L’anonimato nell’editoria italiana del Settecento</em>, Bari-Roma, Laterza, 2019 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Il passeggiere disingannato. Guide di Ferrara in età pontificia. Atti del Convegno (Ferrara, Biblioteca Ariostea, 19 ottobre 2017). Omaggio a Carlo Bassi (1923-2017)</em>, a cura di Ranieri Varese, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Le cinquecentine della biblioteca del Convento della Verna</em>, a cura di Chiara Razzolini e Chiara Cauzzi, con una nota di Carlo Ossola, Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2019 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Gigliola Fragnito, <em>Rinascimento perduto. La letteratura italiana sotto gli occhi dei censori (secoli XV-XVII)</em>, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Adriana Alessandrini, <em>Texts and studies</em>, v. 3, <em>Il libro a stampa e la cultura del Rinascimento: un’indagine sulle biblioteche fiorentine negli anni 1470-1520</em>, Firenze, SISMEL Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2018 Giovanni Petrocelli Copyright (c) 2019 Giovanni Petrocelli Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Tiziana Plebani, <em>Le scritture delle donne in Europa. Pratiche quotidiane e ambizioni letterarie (secoli XIII-XX)</em>, Roma, Carocci, 2019 Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2019 Valentina Sonzini Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Catalogo dei manoscritti della Biblioteca Piana di Cesena</em>, a cura di Lucrezia Signorello, con un saggio introduttivo di Angela Adriana Cavarra, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2019 Leonardo Magionami Copyright (c) 2019 Leonardo Magionami Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Advanced training course <em>Biblioteche d’autore contemporanee: Metodologia di acquisizione, gestione e valorizzazione</em> (National Central Library of Rome, 29-31 October 2019) <p>The paper offers a report of the advanced training course Contemporary personal libraries: methodologies of acquisition, management and promotion, held at the National Central Library of Rome from 29th to 31st of October 2019. The course has been organised in response to the increasing interest and to the numerous problems related to management, handling and promotion of XX century’s personal libraries. The speeches, given by qualified experts in management, handling, study and analysis of contemporary personal libraries, deal with various topics regarding acquisition, management, presentation of case studies and finally appreciation and promoting. Thanks to institutions’ proponents and to the analysis of case studies, the course has given to attend relevant starting points and practical suggestions for an updated and aware approach to personal libraries.</p> Silvia Tripodi Copyright (c) 2019 Silvia Tripodi Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The use of new technologies: from virtual to pragmatic, the experience of the Luca Pacioli library <p>New technologies have transformed the organization of Public Administration in Italy. Innovations include online services and improved communication with users. Concurrently the concept of formation has changed. Today continuing professional development is vital to ensure that the sector’s human capital remains abreast of innovative work practices and technologies. Libraries are adapting their services to an ever evolving environment, taking on the challenges of the information revolution. The Luca Pacioli Library derwent radical change, eliminating open shelving in 2006. Its adaptive strategies have succeeded in inspiring reading and knowledge creation, and its continuing growth demonstrates its importance in this context. Despite the space reduction and loss of open shelving, thanks to the automated robotic retrieval system, interactive catalog, e-learning platform and elegant space, readers’ information seeking journeys pass from the tangible to the virtual and vice versa. Users have participated enthusiastically in the initiative which asks them to write a review of the book they have borrowed. Published on the e-learning platform, these reviews demonstrate continual commitment to and appreciation of language use.</p> Paola Maddaluno Copyright (c) 2019 Paola Maddaluno Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Sigla Effe, Genoese publisher of <em>Mio padre comandante di Fiume</em> by Mario D’annunzio <p>The collection Carte Tito Rosina, preserved in the Biblioteca universitaria of Genoa, contains the correspondence between Tiro Rosina (a genoese literary man), Ernesto Fassio and Gambaro (the first was the owner and the second the Director of Sigla Effe, a publisher in Genova). In the letters we can find the informations about a book by Mario d’Annunzio. This book is the way to discover Sigla Effe history and production.</p> Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2019 Valentina Sonzini Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Massèra a forgotten librarian <p>The article analyzes the figure of Aldo Francesco Massèra (1883-1928), sixteenth librarian of the Gambalunga Library of Rimini, through the publication of the Proceedings of the Conference held in Rimini and Geneva between 2015 and 2016.</p> Mauro Guerrini, Rossano De Laurentiis Copyright (c) 2019 Mauro Guerrini, Rossano De Laurentiis Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The former San Niccolò psychiatric hospital in Siena: a polymorphic reality between architecture, archive and library <p>Following the closure of the asylums approved by the Basaglia Law, the care of the sick was entrusted to the extra-hospital services set up in public or private hospitals. The heritage of the asylum institutions, which conists not only of the archive, of real estate, of libraries, of museum collections of medical tools and of asylum furnishings, was entrusted to the competent ASL (Local Health Bodies). The sanitary archive of the San Niccolò psychiatric hospital was kept in the premises of the former Chiarugi department, located within the former mental hospital complex in via Roma. It consists of a total of 1916 pieces, which cover a continuous chronological period from 1819 to 2003. In 2003, however, the ASL of Siena decided to donate the Library of San Niccolò to the Faculty of Medicine of the city to avoid dispersing the huge library heritage. The archive as well as the library of the San Niccolò of Siena psychiatric hospital allow us, through the knowledge of the institution’s history, to recover the real experience of the doctors, nurses and patients who<br />populated the asylum.</p> Elisabetta Angrisano Copyright (c) 2019 Elisabetta Angrisano Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Select to preserve: the construction of memory in ecclesiastical archives between history and practice <p>Even if the memory is selective, reading the past gives new meaning to the present connected with the threads of time, reflected by the lights and shadows of the past and projected into the future. The documentation must be cultivated and preserved beforehand; otherwise there is a weak memory with difficulties and risks, in which the loss of tradition is a near danger. In the context of great cultural changes, the preservation of memory, already complicated on its behalf, may be even more difficult, given the lack of organic works designed to illustrate the set of political, administrative, judicial, ecclesiastical, economic and financial institutions in the specific vision of the relationship between the history and functions of the institutions on the one hand, and the production of writings on the other. Awareness of the preservation of one’s memory was a long process in the history of the Church and perhaps not yet concluded. The article, after a historical excursus of the provisions relating to the construction of ecclesiastical archives and the legislation on the conservation of the acts, focuses attention on selection and waste, trying to highlight the crucial passages and changes that have occurred in the various centuries until today.</p> Gilda Nicolai Copyright (c) 2019 Gilda Nicolai Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Third Mission, Communication, and Academic Libraries <p>The paper traces the history of ‘Third Mission”, from an ethical perspective to an institutional task, defining the relevance in it of the information-research-society relationship, and the role of communication and of Public Engagement, both as tools to implement this relationship. The second part analyses the normative documents and the ministerial procedures, presenting the structural evolution, and reserving a specific in-depth analysis to the academic libraries as special laboratory places for a conjunction between research and society.</p> Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca, 1873-1914: creation and analysis of a digital corpus of periodicals in their historical context <p>Digital libraries allow not only to improve the preservation of documents and to facilitate access by users, but also to experiment with new methods; for example, it is possible to examine the statistical relationships between the contents of thousands of documents in a short time, an operation almost inaccessible to traditional methods. The key step remains that of converting from analogue support, paper or microfilm, to the digital one, including the transformation of images of the printed text into digital text: only in this way is it possible to statistically analyze those texts, an analysis that cannot be separated from the historical context of their production and from other sources. In this article, we describe in detail the process of creating a digital corpus formed by Italian newspapers published in Gorizia between 1873 and 1914. This includes digitization, editable text extraction, annotation process and statistical analysis of the resulting time series. The data thus obtained are compared with a corpus of Slovenian newspapers printed in the same city and at the same time, already digitized by the Slovene National Library. The analysis of the 47.466 pages of Italian newspapers allows us to demonstrate the type of information that can be extracted from a digital corpus, highlighting the importance of operating within a historical and comparative context. This example of multilingual digital humanism allows us to identify the statistical traces of profound cultural transitions that have taken place in a very complex geographical area and historical period, whose study cannot ignore a particular attention to cultural, technological and social transformations.</p> Nello Cristianini, Thomas Lansdall-Welfare, Gaetano Dato, Marco Menato Copyright (c) 2019 Nello Cristianini, Thomas Lansdall-Welfare, Gaetano Dato, Marco Menato Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Some unpublished documents about Giuseppe Fumagalli (with the edition of an obituary by Vittorio Camerani) <p>The paper examines some unpublished documents concerning Giuseppe Fumagalli preserved in the archive of the Italian Library Association, presenting and commenting (in view of an integral publication) the correspondence between Fumagalli and Vittorio Camerani (1898-1961), sincere friends from the thirties of the twentieth century. The letters inform us that shortly before his death, which occurred in 1939, Fumagalli had entrusted Camerani with some biographical notes, with the request to publish his obituary. Probably composed during the war years, the obituary remained unpublished and is now preserved in the historical archive of the AIB among the documents of Vittorio Camerani. The edition of the obituary and biographical notes is provided in the appendix.</p> Enrico Pio Ardolino Copyright (c) 2019 Enrico Pio Ardolino Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 A note to Christian Curio's <em>De Bibliothecis Romanorum</em> <p>The De Bibliothecis Romanorum is a phd dissertation discussed by Christian Curio in 1734. In this dissertation is reconstructed the history of ancient roman libraries in 25 chapters, with a lot of information and an innovative method. The praefatoria and the greek little poem included in the dissertation are published for the first time in this paper.</p> Diego Baldi Copyright (c) 2019 Diego Baldi Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Origins and developments of the bibliography in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Part II) <p>The essay reconstructs the history of the Capuchin bibliography whose origins are erroneously identified with the publication of the Bibliotheca of Dionisio da Genova, in 1680, or even with that of Bernardo da Bologna, in 1747. Through the study of the various bibliographies of the Order it was attempted to recognize the relationships that the bibliographies have between them (the ones following the previous ones) allowing to recover the ranks of Capuchin history to the present day.</p> Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 About the legend of Alexandria: Epiphanius, <em>De mensuris et ponderibus</em>, cap. 9 <p>A new interpretation of a passage of Epiphanius’ De mensuris et ponderibus, chapter 9 is proposed. Considering the text resulting from the manuscript tradition and from the corrections made by the editors of Epiphanius, we gain two conclusions: 1) the text of the older codices Vaticani is not correct for the sense; 2) the better text of a group of later codices, that is satisfying for the sense and for the grammar, was misunderstood by some editors, producing a wrong interpretation of the whole passage: the king Ptolemy Philadelphus knew from Demetrius Phalereus that existed a people, ancestor of the Romans, called Latins by the Greeks of the early III century b.C. If this is true, the king may have been in search of the Latins’ books for his library.</p> Luca Tiberi Copyright (c) 2019 Luca Tiberi Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Pansophism versus Bibliophilia: the refoundation of the bibliographic sciences Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Lucia Sardo, <em>La catalogazione. Storia, tendenze, problemi aperti</em>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Rapporto sulle biblioteche italiane 2015-2017</em>, a cura di Vittorio Ponzani; direzione scientifica di Giovanni Solimine, Roma, Associazione italiana biblioteche, 2019 Lucia Sardo Copyright (c) 2019 Lucia Sardo Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Stefano Pigliapoco, <em>Progetto archivio digitale. Metodologia, sistemi, professionalità</em>, Torre del Lago (Lucca), Civita Editoriale, 2018 Giovanni Aprea Copyright (c) 2019 Giovanni Aprea Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Michael Knoche, <em>Die Idee der Bibliothek und ihre Zukunft</em>, Göttingen, Wallstein Verlag, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Antonella Trombone, <em>Principi di catalogazione e rappresentazione delle entità bibliografiche</em>, presentazione di Diego Maltese, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2018 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Gabriele Turi, <em>Libri e lettori nell’Italia repubblicana</em>, Roma, Carocci, 2018 Elisa Marazzi Copyright (c) 2019 Elisa Marazzi Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <em>La biblioteca di Pier Paolo Pasolini</em>, a cura di Graziella Chiarcossi e Franco Zabagli, Firenze, Leo S. Olschki, 2017 Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2019 Valentina Sonzini Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Giovanni Di Domenico, <em>«Organismo vivente». La biblioteca nell’opera di Ettore Fabietti</em>, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2018 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2019 Elisabetta Zonca Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Da Lucca a New York a Lugano: Giuseppe Martini libraio fra Otto e Novecento. Atti del convegno di Lucca, 17-18 ottobre 2014</em>, a cura di Edoardo Barbieri, Olschki, Firenze, 2017 Simone Volpato Copyright (c) 2019 Simone Volpato Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Edward Wilson-Lee, <em>Il catalogo dei libri naufragati. Il figlio di Cristoforo Colombo e la ricerca della biblioteca universale</em>, traduzione di Susanna Bourlot, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2019 Hans Tuzzi Copyright (c) 2019 Hans Tuzzi Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Rémi Jimenes, <em>Charlotte Guillard. Une femme imprimeur à la Reinassance</em>, préface de Roger Chartier, Tours, Presses universitaires François-Rabelais de Tours, Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2017 Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2019 Valentina Sonzini Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Palacio Real (Madrid). Biblioteca, <em>Impresos del siglo XVI</em>, [dirección, María Luisa López-Vidriero et al.], Madrid, Editorial Patrimonio Nacional 2014 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <em>The Afterlife of Aldus. Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade</em>, edited by Jill Kraye and Paolo Sachet, London, The Warburg Institute, 2018 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2019 Simona Inserra Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <em>Gli ordinamenti originari degli archivi</em>, a cura di Raffaele Santoro, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2018 Stefano Gardini Copyright (c) 2019 Stefano Gardini Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Gian Arturo Ferrari, <em>Libro</em>, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2014 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Personal funds as traces of use, ties and memories: notes from the international conference “Il privilegio della parola scritta: gestione, conservazione e valorizzazione di carte e libri di persona” (University of Salerno, 10-12 April 2019) The paper presents the contents of the international conference “The privilege of the written word: management, conservation and enhancement of personal papers and books”, held at the University of Salerno on April 10- 12th, 2019, coordinated by Giovanni Di Domenico (University of Salerno) and Fiammetta Sabba (University of Bologna). Representatives of library and archive professional and scientific communities confronted (thanks also to other European countries authoritative experts) and discussed about conservation, management and enhancement (more and more in the digital environment) of personal archives and libraries from the late nineteenth and twentieth century, hybrid funds and collections which preserve many types of documents and which testify the intellectual activity of leading figures of culture, professions and arts. At the end of the conference, the Guidelines on the treatment of personal funds, edited by the National Commission of special libraries, personal archives and libraries of the Italian Library Association, were presented and discussed; this was an opportunity to deepen the topics addressed by reports, with the final wish to use the confrontation as a starting point to realize ideas and suggestions. Anna Bilotta Copyright (c) 2019 Anna Bilotta Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 What happened in the library? Cosa è successo in biblioteca? Readers and libraries from historical investigations to current issues. Lettori e biblioteche tra indagine storica e problemi attuali. Conference report The paper includes a detailed report of the conference held in Rome (27 and 28 September 2018), at the Sapienza University of Rome, entitled What happened in the library? = Cosa è successo in biblioteca? Readers and libraries from historical investigations to current issues = Lettori e biblioteche tra indagine storica e problemi attuali. Monica Bocchetta Copyright (c) 2019 Monica Bocchetta Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Academic and research libraries: Third mission between experience of practice and theory (CNR, Rome, 9 April 2019) The Third stream (or Third mission) is a new emerging topic for academic and research libraries. The article deals with the discussions and reflections driven during the first Italian workshop on Third stream and libraries organized by the Central Library “Guglielmo Marconi” of the CNR (National Research Council) in Rome. The Third stream takes on new goals for the academic libraries, i.e.: the development of the cultural heritage, the long lasting education and the public engagement. In the workshop the best practices of some Italian university libraries (Roma Sapienza, Firenze, Torino, Napoli Federico II, and Ferrara) and two research libraries: the library G. Marconi of the CNR in Rome and the library of the CNR in Potenza have been presented. The discussion has highlighted a great number of activities carried out by Italian libraries that relate to the Third mission and contribute to expand academic library users and to attract the attention of new stakeholders and publics. The Third mission is increasingly becoming an element which changes the model of the academic and research libraries by giving them a role to play for the development of the society. Maria Cassella, Nicola Madonna Copyright (c) 2019 Maria Cassella, Nicola Madonna Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 “Non per emettere sentenze, ma per capire chi era”. Notes in the margin of a disputed book The book that the historian Sergio Luzzatto has dedicated to the biographical-judicial events that have involved, and in part still involve, Marino Massimo De Caro and his countless thefts and falsifications of ancient printed works, has aroused much controversy, both among the employees of the works (antiquarian booksellers, librarians, book historians), both among simple readers, despite the fact that Luzzatto himself, in several parts of his book, had underlined the difficulty and complexity of dealing in a balanced manner with such an ambiguous and elusive personality, but also clever and shrewd, like that of De Caro. The reading of this book has therefore turned into a sort of “tribunal of the people”, now with two defendants: the author himself and De Caro; this may seem paradoxical considering the very niche topic of the book. The paper tries to shed more light on a story that involves, on the one hand, an ambiguous and unedifying character, who nevertheless paid for his crimes, and on the other a serious and qualified historian grappling with a “monster” from having to get away with no way out. Massimo Gatta Copyright (c) 2019 Massimo Gatta Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Bibliography between order and disorder: in search of form Paper about the concept of Bibliography starting from the book by Alfredo Serrai, Bibliografia come scienza: introduzione al quadro scientifico e storico della bibliografia (Milan, Biblion, 2018). Maurizio Vivarelli Copyright (c) 2019 Maurizio Vivarelli Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Book cataloging: a reverse way The rules of book-cataloging are incomplete and inaccurate when they are based on a particular book-collection and on a particular historical context. The proper way to find universal and satisfactory cataloging rules is to deduce them by the principles of bibliography. Since the bibliography has the task to identify and organize the semantic structures and links which underlying the human knowledge, a cataloging system based on bibliography would have the same features. Such a system would be effective in every age and context. Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The bibliographic metadata in Wikidata: Wikicite and the «» case study In recent years, the attention of the librarian world aimed at the progress of Linked Open Data technology and Wikimedia projects has focused on Wikidata, whose infrastructure has proved to be perfectly compatible with Wikicite, an initiative that aims to build a vast database of bibliographic references in linked open data. As part of this initiative, many projects originate from collaborations between the Wikimedia Foundation and libraries: the Library of the University of Salerno also actively participated in the initiative, including the bibliographic metadata of the journal It is the first italian example of corpus related to a scientific periodical of bibliographicbiblioteconomical scope entirely loaded in Wikidata. The project allows the use of data in any project or program that uses the LOD technology, in order to facilitate the interchange between cultural resources and satisfy the information needs of the user. In the area of bibliography and librarianship, this action represents a new way of creating and sharing bibliographic data, of doing information retrieval and of conducting bibliometric analysis. The positive effects of the project concern the wiki community, which needs reliable and verified sources to base its contents, and the scientific community: by openly publishing the citations sets, an enormous graph of scientific knowledge is opened, encouraging the dissemination, publication and open evaluation of research results. Alessandra Boccone, Remo Rivelli Copyright (c) 2019 Alessandra Boccone, Remo Rivelli Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Between describing and drawing: a "transcription error" in the illustration of the monstrificate fanciulle in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili <p>What does it happen when, in a verbal-visual text, images break free of textual constraints and deliver their own message? In Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Aldo Manuzio’s work dated 1499, the images that have a narrative function are spatially tied up to the text fragment that describes the relevant action. Conversely, images with a descriptive function serve as a graphic summary of the numerous details recorded by the main character. All except one: illustration number 73. It portrays the decorative pattern of a well in the temple of Venus Physizoa. The text’s author describes the image in great detail. Instead the illustrator draws some features, omits others and goes as far as to add a few details on his own initiative. This errand creates a de facto hybrid image: a 2.0 mermaid.</p> Linda Barcaioli Copyright (c) 2019 Linda Barcaioli Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The short circuit of the public library Finally, it seems like there are no obstacles to the fulfilment of the public library original dream to be a library for everyone, since the universal education has been in place for a long time now. All the same, even in the most innovative libraries, the actual users, as compared to population, are a minority. In addition, after the economic crisis has sprung, the whole public sector is suffering in terms of funding and support. In the last decades, public libraries have started reinventing themselves to become more attractive for their audiences and more in line with contemporary society. The boundaries of their mission become broader and broader while the role of public libraries is reinterpreted as a support to social – more than cultural – needs. The article wonders whether and how much this path should be followed and how the potentially resulting short circuit can be managed. Anna Galluzzi Copyright (c) 2019 Anna Galluzzi Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The Gaetano Cicognani Library in Faenza. An ongoing research between history, books and papers The Gaetano Cicognani Library in Faenza is linked to the life of its Seminary which, in 1953, after the hard years of the Second World War, was definitively moved to its present location by Bishop Giuseppe Battaglia. Also in the case of Faenza, the study of the historical and cultural events that characterize the institution and the life of the seminary brings new pieces to the wider picture not only of the religious and cultural history, but also of the political and social history of the territory in which it arose. In the project of the new seminar pursued by Battaglia the construction of the annexed library occupied a prominent place and from the very beginning could count on the support and commitment of Cardinal Gaetano Cicognani (1881-1962) who, at the time, had been together to his brother Amleto Giovanni, a student from the Faenza seminary to whom, despite diplomatic and curial commitments, they maintained constant attention and concern. Gaetano Cicognani took charge of the library in all aspects, with particular attention to enriching constantly the book heritage in which flowed also the texts belonging to the cardinal’s personal library and part of his eloquent and not yet studied testimonials, of his activity of apostolic nuncio in crucial years and nations such as Austria of the years 1936-38 or Spain of the period 1938-53, and of his involvement in the preparatory works of the Vatican Council II. After the cardinal’s death in 1962, “his” library continued to expand, recording a considerable increase in its assets. It has gradually become a gathering point for religious and monastic funds belonging to convents and religious settlements closed or transferred to other offices and libraries of diocesan priests. Elisabetta Marchetti Copyright (c) 2019 Elisabetta Marchetti Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Considerations on the outcomes of the Inquiry of the Congregation of the Index (1598-1603): the Lucan case The article proposes an examination of the data obtained from the inspection of the book lists coming from 51 monasteries or convents in the Lucanian area and produced as part of the great survey carried out at the behest of the Congregation of the Index between the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century. The focus is on the publishing informations extrapolated from the bibliographic descriptions surveyed, in an attempt to define an essential map of the editorial presence in the monastic libraries of Basilicata and compare it with the general trend that emerges from the various studies published in the last decade. Giovanni Petrocelli Copyright (c) 2019 Giovanni Petrocelli Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Origins and developments of the bibliography in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Part I) The essay reconstructs the history of the Capuchin bibliography whose origins are erroneously identified with the publication of the Bibliotheca of Dionisio da Genova, in 1680, or even with that of Bernardo da Bologna, in 1747. Through the study of the various bibliographies of the Order it was attempted to recognize the relationships that the bibliographies have between them (the ones following the previous ones) allowing to recover the ranks of Capuchin history to the present day. Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Minorum Capuccinorum bibliotheca Bononiae: incunabula and sixteenth-century editions of the Library of the convent of the Friars Minor Capuchin of Bologna The cataloguing of the incunabula and the sixteenth-century books kept in the library of the Minor Capuchin Friars’ monastery in Bologna was carried out, where all the book funds present in the territory, coming from the convents of the entire minority province, have converged over time. The following information is provided on each sheet: the signature, the author, the title, the typographic notes, the format, the language and the provenance, or all the indications retrievable from the cover, guard page, frontispiece (such as handwritten notes, ex libris, seals, stamps) useful for retracing the conservative events of the text. As far as the library is concerned, an investigation was carried out to reconstruct the passage through time of the texts, the origins, the dispersions, which are also fundamental for understanding the culture of the Capuchin family. Donatella Biagi Maino, Giuseppe Maino Copyright (c) 2019 Donatella Biagi Maino, Giuseppe Maino Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Libro d’Uccelli in pictura. A study of manuscript 2 of the Alessandrina University Library of Rome The manuscript 2 of the Alexandrine University Library in Rome, coming from the personal library of the last Duke of Urbino, Francesco Maria II Della Rovere, preserves inside about 300 color plates of birds and real and fantastic animals, all inserted in an extremely refined naturalistic context, in excellent condition. The sixteenth-century binding, richly adorned on the plates and on the back with allegorical and phytomorphic motifs inserted inside a geometric frame. The aim of the research was to reconstruct its history, starting from all those non-textual elements, of which the code is totally devoid, which identify the most properly physical-material aspect. Through the analysis of the paper and the watermark, of the binding and its ornamentation,and finally the opening coat of arms of the codex, it was possible not only to date it precisely but also to identify the workshop of origin and discover the one who orders its manufacture and that is the Bolognese natural scientist Ulisse Aldrovandi. A precious gift for the Duke Francesco Maria II who will become his patron, supporting him economically in the print of his scientific works. Chiara Faia Copyright (c) 2019 Chiara Faia Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Languages, Codes and Information Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfedo Serrai Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Gino Roncaglia, <em>L’età della frammentazione. Cultura del libro e scuola digitale</em>, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018 Lucia Sardo Copyright (c) 2019 Lucia Sardo Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Paola Castellucci, <em>Carte del nuovo mondo. Banche dati e Open Access</em>, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017 Alberto Salarelli Copyright (c) 2019 Alberto Salarelli Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <em>L’eredità di Ernesto Rossi. Il fondo della Biblioteca Paolo Baffi</em>, a cura di Simonetta Schioppa e Silvia Mastrantonio, Roma, Banca d’Italia Eurosistema, 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2019 Fiammetta Sabba Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Luca Clerici, <em>Libri per tutti. L’Italia della divulgazione dall’Unità al nuovo secolo</em>, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018 Elisa Marazzi Copyright (c) 2019 Elisa Marazzi Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Alan R. H. Baker, <em>A French reading revolution? The Development, Distribution and Cultural Significance of Bibliothèques populaires, 1860-1890</em>, Cambridge, Historical Geography research group, 2018 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2019 Elisabetta Zonca Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Elisa Marazzi, <em>Sotto il segno di Barbanera. Continuità e trasformazioni di un almanacco tra XVIII e XXI secolo</em>, Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2017 Laura Carnelos Copyright (c) 2019 Laura Carnelos Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Fiammetta Sabba, <em>Viaggi tra i libri. Le biblioteche italiane nella letteratura del Grand Tour</em>, Pisa-Roma, Fabrizio Serra, 2018 Marcello Andria, Paola Zito Copyright (c) 2019 Marcello Andria, Paola Zito Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Marie Lezowski, <em>L’abrégé du monde. Une histoire sociale de la bibliothèque Ambrosienne (v. 1590-v. 1660)</em>, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2015 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Per libri e per scritture. Contributi alla storia del libro e delle biblioteche nell’Italia meridionale tra XVI e XVIII secolo</em>, a cura di Simona Inserra, Milano, Ledizioni, 2018 Paola Zito Copyright (c) 2019 Paola Zito Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Antonella Barzazi, <em>Collezioni librarie in una capitale d’antico regime. Venezia secoli XVI-XVIII</em>, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <em>La Congregazione dell'Indice, l'esecuzione dell'Index del 1596 e gli Ordini regolari in Italia. Documenti</em>, a cura di Alessandro Serra, Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2018 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Congregazione degli Eremiti di san Girolamo del beato Pietro da Pisa. Monaci Eremiti di san Girolamo</em>, a cura di Monica Bocchetta, Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2017 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Natale Vacalebre, <em>Come le armadure e l'armi. Per una storia delle antiche biblioteche della Compagnia di Gesù. Con il caso di Perugia</em>, premessa di Edoardo Barbieri, Firenze, Olschki, 2016 Enrico Pio Ardolino Copyright (c) 2019 Enrico Pio Ardolino Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Giliola Barbero - Adriana Paolini, <em>Le edizioni antiche di Bernardino Telesio: censimento e storia</em>, premessa di Nuccio Ordine; presentazione di Angela Nuovo; introduzione di Roberto Bondí, Paris, Les belles Lettres, 2017 Enrico Pio Ardolino Copyright (c) 2019 Enrico Pio Ardolino Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Alessandro Tedesco, Itinera ad loca sancta. <em>I libri di viaggio delle biblioteche francescane di Gerusalemme. Catalogo delle edizioni dei secoli XV-XVIII</em>, presentazione di p. Francesco Patton; saluto di p. Lionel Goh; premessa di Edoardo Barbieri, Milano, Edizioni di Terra Santa, 2017 Marco Giola Copyright (c) 2019 Marco Giola Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Capuccinorum Romae. <em>Incunaboli e cinquecentine della Biblioteca centrale dei Cappuccini</em>, [a cura di] Fabio Grammatico; prefazione di Luigi Martignani, Roma, Istituto storico dei Cappuccini, 2018 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2019 Francesca Nepori Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <em>Catalogo degli incunaboli della Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze</em>, a cura di Piero Scapecchi; presentazione di Luca Bellingeri, Firenze, Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze - Nerbini, 2017 Enrico Pio Ardolino Copyright (c) 2019 Enrico Pio Ardolino Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Alberto Coco, <em>La Biblioteca dei Domenicani di Pistoia. Ottocento anni di storia</em>, introduzione di Alessandro Cortesi, Firenze, Nerbini, 2016 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Hans Tuzzi, <em>Libro antico, libro moderno</em>, Roma, Carocci, 2018 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2019 Alfredo Serrai Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Evaluation of scientific journals in human and social sciences <div class="page" title="Page 21"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The paper discusses the criteria adopted from 2016 by the ANVUR – the Italian Agency for the evaluation of the Universities and of the scientific research – in order to classify the scientific journals in the SSH fields, in which bibliometric indicators are not used. In particular, the paper analyzes the decision to create a class of excellence for journals and to assess the quality of articles, and of journals, using the VQR scores. Besides, the paper addresses problems connected to the peer-review, the methodology proposed by ANVUR in SSH evaluation, and highlights the lack of international guidelines and ethical criteria in scientific research evaluation</span><span>. </span></p></div></div></div> Maria Teresa Biagetti Copyright (c) 2018 Maria Teresa Biagetti Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 AlmaDL Journals: challenges and opportunities for an open access publishing service <div class="page" title="Page 21"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The article aims to illustrate the characteristics of the AlmaDL Journals service of the University of Bologna, making an assessment 10 years after its activation. Starting from an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the service, we will try to highlight the lines of development of open access periodic publishing. </span></p></div></div></div> Piero Grandesso, Marialaura Vignocchi Copyright (c) 2018 Piero Grandesso, Maria Laura Vignocchi Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Bibliographical Journals and the world of Open Access: a discussion starting from DOAJ <div class="page" title="Page 27"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Open access journals are playing an increasingly important role in scientific publishing. However, it is hard to find the right way in the huge amount of OA titles available on the net. In this respect DOAJ, a directory based on stringent qualitative selection criteria, represents a fundamental resource for authors, publishers and librarians. This article examines the characteristics of LIS journals listed in DOAJ, highlighting in particular their origin (born- digital or digitized) and the main topics they cover. </span></p></div></div></div> Alberto Salarelli Copyright (c) 2018 Alberto Salarelli Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Italian national digital newspaper library <div class="page" title="Page 23"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The National Central Library of Rome, for the wealth of the periodic collections it conserved, since 1908 has been invested with the role of establishing and conserving the National Collection of periodical publications (</span><span>Emeroteca</span><span>)</span><span>. </span><span>This task, arising from the specific attentions to the periodicals by director Domenico Gnoli and enhanced by his successor Giuliano Bonazzi, which also corresponded to the creation of a rich hall of newspapers and magazines, exposed to public consultation, went with the years fading. The participation of the Library, as coordinator, in the Google Books project that allowed the digitization of all Italian periodicals not subject to copyright restrictions, and the launch of a massive digitization campaign of the microfilms of the owned newspapers allow to rethink the original project and to create a digital national library for periodicals and newspapers to be constantly enriched with the participation of other institutions interested in the project. </span></p></div></div></div> Andrea De Pasquale Copyright (c) 2018 Andrea De Pasquale Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Titles, columns, news: the description of the contents of the journals, between repertory deficiencies and superficial cataloging <div class="page" title="Page 35"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Descriptions of ancient and old periodicals (approximately printed by 20</span><span>th </span><span>century) in biblioghaphies and catalogues often provides few information about the structure and the content. It is a paradox, considering the bibliographic complexity and the importance of the periodicals as a historical source. Contents are often described indirectly, only paying attention to the transcription (also incomplete) of titles; but – many times – this is not enough </span>to give evidence to all colums and topics. This situation has been explained through the analysis of bibliographic news and reviews spread by Italian periodicals from 18th to 19th century; as a matter of fact, this content is known only through rare examples of very detailed biblioghaphies, specialized studies or, clearly, reading the periodicals itself. The regular creation of biblioghaphies provided with key-words about contents could be a solution to this problem. These analytic biblioghaphies would be really useful if they were linked to the library catalogues (nowdays increasingly hypertextual and dynamic); the perfect outlook would be matching them to further links to historic periodicals in digital formats. In this way could be avoided that the direct access to digitized periodicals and the full-text research among articles and news promote the spread of disorganised, unaware and passive research methods. It would also be possible to save time avoiding to make researches on periodical not relevant about your own topic (in this case the contents are about bibliography).</p></div></div></div> Rudj Gorian Copyright (c) 2018 Rudj Gorian Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 British Bibliographical Journals: past present and future <div class="page" title="Page 12"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Library and Information Science as an academic discipline and as formal professional training and education, evolved very slowly in the UK. The study of books develops as a product of enlightenment; librarians and scholars began to develop the lists of the early printed books with the Annales typographici of Maittaire (1719-41). In England, Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) coined the word bibliomania to describe the phenomenon that was contributing to promote certain types of books as objects of fashion. Bibliomania proved to be a passing fad, but it influenced the future direction of bibliophily, and some actually still survive in whole or in part. Between mid- to late-19</span><span>th </span><span>century the continuous history book-related and professional librarianship journals in the United Kingdom began; history that is told up to the present day</span><span>. </span></p></div></div></div> John Feather Copyright (c) 2018 John Feather Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Looking for the lost bibliography. The Brazilian case <div class="page" title="Page 68"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>From a research carried out in the online catalog of the National Library of Rio de Janeiro, in the databases of Scielo, of the Portal de Periódicos Capes and of BRAPCI, we recovered 138 Brazilian periodicals related to librarianship and information science. The scientific production on the subject of Bibliography, understood both as a science and as a subject of degree course or, again, as an instrument of organization returned us 73 publications. In the context of review articles of periodicals presenting metric analyses on published topics, citations, etc., Bibliography as a specific theme is not present. Starting from these results, we have therefore asked ourselves what vision and definition </span>have been constructed of Bibliography in the 20th century in Brazil in the field of library studies and of information science. To understand the path of bibliographic studies, it was necessary to reconstruct a historical context that would allow an understanding of the relationship between national policies and information policies along the 20th century. We have discovered, in this way, that the investment choices that have privileged almost exclusively scientific-technological research meant that bibliometry became the only form of reflection and of bibliographic research in the country at least until the early years of the 21st century.</p></div></div></div> Giulia Crippa Copyright (c) 2018 Giulia Crippa Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Zur Situation der Pressebibliographie in Deutschland - das Bremer Projekt Deutsche Presse <div class="page" title="Page 32"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Keine Katalogisierung in elektronischen und im Netz zugänglichen Verzeichnissen allein, auch die Digitalisierung einzelner Periodika nicht, kann die Arbeit ersetzen, die für eine auf Autopsie beruhende Bibliographie der Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Intelligenzblätter und sonstigen Periodika und für die </span>Rekonstruktion historischer Kommunikationsverhältnisse aufgewandt werden muss. Die heutigen Kataloge bieten für eine Pressebibliographie nicht mehr als einen Steinbruch. Noch katastrophaler allerdings stellt sich die Situation für jede Art von periodischer Literatur, ganz besonders aber für die Zeitungen dar. Wie sehr Zeitungen immer noch Stiefkinder bei der Katalogisierung sind, zeigt selbst der insgesamt sehr positiv zu bewertende VD 17. Zeitungstitel, die aus irgendwelchen Gründen verlorengegangen sind. Sehr schwierig ist der Umgang mit titellosen Zeitungen des 17. Jahrhunderts, deren Zuweisung zu einem Ort stets einer Forschungsanstrengung und gründlicher Vertrautheit mit den örtlichen Presseverhältnissen bedarf. Bei der pressehistorischen Forschung, die ohne biobibliographische Grundlagenarbeit nicht möglich ist, geht es um nicht weniger als um die Entstehung der modernen Informations- und Kommunikationsgesellschaft. Das 17. Jahrhundert erweist sich als eine Epoche von Veränderungen, die ein vollständig neues Medien– und Kommunikationssystem hervorbringen. Auf deren Basis kann sich im 18. Jahrhundert die Aufklärung entfalten. In der Forschung herrscht Übereinstimmung, dass die periodisch erschienenen Schriften die wichtigsten Medien der Aufklärung darstellen. Sie sind deshalb die bedeutendsten Quellen der Aufklärungsforschung; in ihnen sind Herausbildung und Charakter des Aufklärungsprozesses ebenso zu verfolgen wie die Entstehung einer Öffentlichkeit, die Vergrößerung des Lesepublikums für weltliche Literatur ebenso wie die Entwicklung der verschiedensten Wissenschaften.</p></div></div></div> Holger Böning Copyright (c) 2018 Holger Böning Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Bibliography and bibliographers in France: journals for the circulation of science <div class="page" title="Page 25"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>How do we participate, in France, in the dissemination of scientific and technical information? The bibliography is considered here in its historical dimension which makes it possible to evoke its definition, its theorization and its institutionalization. It has been considered since the 17th century, in the tradition of Gabriel Naudé, librarian of Mazarin, as a directory-making activity. As such, it is an indispensable assistant to researchers regardless of </span>their academic discipline. For this purpose, a teacher researcher, Jean Meyriat, Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris) and Director of the Documentation Center at the National Foundation for Political Science, devoted a part of his work to the production of directories, mainly journals in the field of political science. Moreover founder of the French information science-documentation he theorized the separation of the art, the bibliography, of the science of the writing, the bibliology. Databanks and journal platforms, the current forms of bibliographic directories, are part of accelerating the dissemination of research results and are now produced by the major research institutions, the centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), or culture institutions, the National Library of France (BNF).</p></div></div></div> Viviane Couzinet, Patrick Fraysse Copyright (c) 2018 Viviane Couzinet, Patrick Fraysse Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The American Library Journal: an instrument in the hands of 'Dui' <div class="page" title="Page 35"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The American Library Journal was founded on May 17 1876, when Melvil Dewey met the publisher Frederick Leypoldt in New York; in the same occasion they also organized the first conference of American librarians, during which, at Dewey’s motion, the American Library Association and its Supply department were founded. Moreover, again in 1876, Dewey founded two other Associations, the American Metric Bureau and the Spelling Reform Association, each with its own Bulletin and Supply department. This paper takes into account the nature and evolution of the passions and obsessions </span>that drove the whole life of Melvil Dewey and that led him to undertake a real crusade to reform America, educate the masses in the shortest possible time, optimizing time and costs, as well as to «synchronize» the American libraries by standardizing rules, cards and equipment. In this perspective, The American Library Journal seems to have been the tool chosen by Dewey to spread its reforming ideas of library cooperation among the community of American librarians, but also a showcase to promote resources and materials from the ALA supply department, from those of other Associations and from the companies that Dewey himself will established later.</p></div></div></div> Fabio Venuda Copyright (c) 2018 Fabio Venuda Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Publishers’ News Bulletins in the Twenty Century Italy. The Publishers’ Bibliography between Information and Advertising <div class="page" title="Page 24"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The paper is a first attempt to identify, list and analyze a bibliographic material that has not yet been studied, on which systematic investigations have not been carried out and for which there are also problems related to the scarcity of documentation preserved in our libraries (as for the publishers catalogues). This is the reason why the search for primary sources has necessarily expanded into the publishers’ archives, literary archives and private collections. The bibliographic evidence we are dealing with here, limited to the Twenty Century Italy, is that of publishers’ news bulletins or publishers’ bibliographic journals. First of all, the paper deals with a definition of the subject. Then, we managed to identify about twenty bulletins/journals that fall into our field. Of each of these bulletins/journals we provide a description for the purpose of a first survey of the historical, cultural and social role played by them in the publishing and bibliographic field. There is also a first attempt to identify </span>some parameters and to classify between “open” and “closed” journals.</p></div></div></div> Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2018 Roberta Cesana Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Journals and Bibliography. A view from private libraries <div class="page" title="Page 32"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p>From their origins, scholarly journals have presented a strong bibliographic connotation, as is clear from the well-known preface of the Journal des Sçavans. Contemporary bibliographic literature has adopted this perspective and codified it, especially through the cataloguing of private libraries. In particular, the Parisian booksellers’ system described periodicals as ‘bibliographi periodici’ and this definition has passed into the bibliophile bibliography through De Bure to arrive at the third edition of Brunet’s Manuel du libraire. Starting from these considerations, the topic of the relationship between Periodicals and Bibliography is analyzed through the lens of private libraries, particularly through the selection of philosophical library catalogs that can be consulted in the “Biblioteche filosofiche private in età moderna e contemporanea” database &lt;http://picus.;. Examination of these catalogs shows that the Parisian booksellers’ solution, after a first phase in which it was adopted without special reservations, has been abandoned since the early 1800s, mainly due to the increase in disciplinary journals which have found a more suitable placement in the various branches of the systematic table. As a result of the separation from the Bibliography, literary and scholarly periodicals have been included in the Historia Litteraria category, or in a special class outside the disciplinary scheme and characterized in a formal sense. Only few titles remain within the Bibliography entry, whose content is strictly bibliographic and has itself a disciplinary connotation.</p></div></div></div> Giovanna Granata Copyright (c) 2018 Giovanna Granata Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Italian bibliographic and library science journals between Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries <div class="page" title="Page 22"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The first Italian library periodical is the «Giornale delle biblioteche», published in Genoa from 1867 to 1873, but the first modern-looking journal is the «Rivista delle biblioteche» founded by Guido Biagi in 1888 (since 1895 «Rivista delle biblioteche e degli archivi»), which was also the official organ of the Italian Bibliographical Society from 1898 to 1906. But for the circulation of information and the debate in the library world, a significant role was played by journals with somewhat different purposes, such as «Il bibliofilo» and Olschki’s «La bibliofilia», and by those aimed at popular libraries, starting from the early years of twentieth century, or published by individual libraries, mostly with news about their activity. All these initiatives, however, had a rather precarious life, while the library world could count on a regular journal rich in content only with «Accademie e biblioteche d’Italia», published by the Directorate General of Academies and Libraries since 1927 and resumed after the second world war in 1950. </span></p></div></div></div> Alberto Petrucciani Copyright (c) 2018 Alberto Petrucciani Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Italian bibliographic journals from the origins: views for a census <div class="page" title="Page 48"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The bibliographic periodical print was one of the main tools used by the intellectual community for conveying literary innovations since the end of the seventeenth century. This study outlines an overview of eighteenth-century literary journalism proposing the identification and analysis of the major publications of this kind, here illustrated through trends, main characters and places, as well as through the analysis of the composition of the published articles carried out by using bibliometric methods. By taking into account for this particular type of publications (from its French genesis to the developments and subsequent modifications occurred in the nineteenth century) some aspects relevant to the bibliographic cataloging activity and some others related to the scientific research in the historical-bibliographic-library field, this essay raise moreover a range of issues which could be dealt with through a survey based on a wider range of relevant criteria. </span></p></div></div></div> Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Editorial Roberta Cesana, Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2018 Roberta Cesana, Fiammetta Sabba Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <i>Itinerari del libro nella storia. Per Anna Giulia Cavagna a trent’anni dalla prima lezione</i>, a cura di Francesca Nepori, Fiammetta Sabba e Paolo Tinti, Bologna, Pàtron, 2017 Laura Malfatto Copyright (c) 2018 Laura Malfatto Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <i>Percorsi e luoghi della conoscenza. Dialogando con Giovanni Solimine su biblioteche, lettura e società</i>, a cura di Giovanni Di Domenico, Giovanni Paoloni e Alberto Petrucciani, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2016 Lucia Sardo Copyright (c) 2018 Lucia Sardo Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Maria Teresa Biagetti, <i>Valutare la ricerca nelle scienze umane e sociali</i>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Federico Valacchi, <i>Archivio: concetti e parole</i>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017 Elena Gonnelli Copyright (c) 2018 Elena Gonnelli Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <i>Approche de l’information-documentation. Concepts fondateurs</i>, sous la direction de Cécile Gardiès, Toulouse, Cépaduès-Éditions, 2011 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Vittorio Ponzani, <i>Dalla “filosofia del ridere” alla promozione del libro. La Biblioteca circolante di A. F. Formiggini (Roma, 1922-1938)</i>, presentazione di Alberto Petrucciani, Pistoia, Settegiorni 2017 Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2018 Roberta Cesana Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 François de Paule Latapie, <i>Éphémérides romaines. 24 mars - 24 octobre 1775</i>, édition critique par Gilles Montegre, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2017 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 J. P. Romney - Rebecca Romney, <i>Printer’s error. Irreverent stories from book history</i>, New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2017 Elisa Pederzoli Copyright (c) 2018 Elisa Pederzoli Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Arnaldo Ganda, <i>L’Umanesimo in tipografia. Alessandro Minuziano e il genero Leonardo Vegio editori e stampatori (Milano, 1485-1521)</i>, Roma, Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2017 Giorgio Montecchi Copyright (c) 2018 Giorgio Montecchi Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Ugo Rozzo, <i>Iconologia del libro nelle edizioni dei secoli XV e XVI</i>, Udine, Forum, 2016 Maddalena Ambrogi Copyright (c) 2018 Maddalena Ambrogi Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Giorgio Montecchi, <i>Storie di biblioteche di libri e di lettori</i>, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In memory of Armando Petrucci Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 History of a book project. “Patrimonio culturale, ingegno e tecnologia: dall’energia muscolare all’energia atomica verso l’energia pulita e rinnovabile” in the CNR IRCrES books In this paper the first report of a cultural enhancement project regarding the ancient and specialized book patrimony kept in the Library of the CNR IRCrES Institute of Genoa. The collection consists of more than two hundred ancient volumes about technical and scientific subjects, a portion of which, about twenty, deals with issues related to mechanics and to energy sources applicable to it. The project involves digitization and systematization in an interactive repository of the ancient volumes, which can be freely read and downloaded from the net by everyone. Thanks to the multimedia technologies, the project entails the implementation of an interactive and user friendly software for reusing the digitized pages. Among the reuse options, it has been implemented a search-way for theme inquiries, for keywords enquiries; besides, animations of the machines drawn within the texts there have been implemented to show and exemplify their mechanics and functionality. The occasion was due to an announcement of the Compagnia di San Paolo, which has funded digitization, the incrementation of the DigiBESS portal and the implementation of the software for the multimedia station. Grazia Biorci Copyright (c) 2018 Grazia Biorci Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Spread open knowledge to create new one. Report of the conference “Challenges and Alliances between Libraries and Wikipedia” (Central National Library of Florence, November 10th 2017 The paper reports the contents of the conference “Challenges and Alliances between Libraries and Wikipedia”, hosted on November 10th, 2017 by the Central National Library of Florence, which organized the meeting in collaboration with Wikimedia Italia and the Italian Library Association. The conference confirmed the opportunity for a strong synergy between the library community and the Wikipedian community (represented on this occasion by many members of AIB and Wikimedia Italia) and for a common commitment to the dissemination of knowledge, open access to information and the free reuse of digital resources in the public domain. Starting from the felt need for a regulatory framework on intellectual property that improves free knowledge and the role of cultural institutions, the speakers discussed various forms of interaction with the Wikimedia world, activated by some Italian institutions (BNCF, Municipal Library of Trento, University of Turin) and the peculiar interest that each of the platforms of free knowledge has in the eyes of librarians. Pointed references are to Wikisource (the multilingual digital library, which cotains texts in the public domain), Wikipedia (which already ‘talks’ with the New Soggettario Thesaurus), Wikimedia Commons (where there is an increasing number of digitized resources from libraries) but above all to Wikidata, the free and collaborative knowledge base, enriched in recent times by a large amount of bibliographic data, also thanks to the WikiCite project. This kind of experiments and projects promotes accessibility, research and creative reuse of quality data and resources that libraries produce daily. Finally, the contribution reflects the debate following the talks and the three interesting workshops in the afternoon, a further stimulus to extract the knowledge contained in the bibliographic patrimony and make it available on the web with the contribution of a broad and transversal community. Luigi Catalani Copyright (c) 2018 Luigi Catalani Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Enhance cultural heritage through the public domain. The Public domain #open festival of Turin as case study <p>The <em>Urban Library Project on Public Domain</em> is the result of a good practice of interinstitutional cooperation which was ratified by a specific convention between the ‘library systems’ of the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin, the Turin Public Libraries and the Foundation “Teatro Nuovo”. This project aims at promoting and disseminating the concept of public domain to highlight its social, cultural and economic importance. By promoting the knowledge and enrichment of cultural heritage, it is possible to design a ‘public domain supply chain’ which can exploit different cultural and social actions. In its early stage, this project offered people a number of educational and entertaining events which were related to the works of the authors who gradually entered into Public Domain.</p><p>The public domain #open festival was organized for the first time in Italy in 2016 with the aim of extending the range of action of previous experiences. In 5 days a total amount of almost 50 special events (conferences, meetings, workshops, exhibitions, shows, theatrical readings, etc.) related to art, photography, music, literature, theater, cinema and more were offered. This festival was like a party; a large container where everyone was able to learn the meaning and the different facets of public domain (and the cultures related to openness) by appreciating its ethical and economic value in any field of human knowledge.</p><p>This contribution wants to be an opportunity to reflect on public domain and open cultures and stimulate interest on them beyond the temporal dimension of a festival.</p> Oriana Bozzarelli, Valeria Calabrese, Cecilia Cognigni, Nunzia Spiccia, Patrizia Zanetti Copyright (c) 2018 Oriana Bozzarelli, Valeria Calabrese, Cecilia Cognigni, Nunzia Spiccia, Patrizia Zanetti Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Codes and culture. Simmel’s paralogism In the second half of the nineteenth century Georg Simmel had predicted that the development of technology would become so important as to change not only the living conditions of humanity but to overwhelm its own level of culture and intellectuality of the population. Subjectivity would have been incorporated into objects while the human one would have decayed and become barred. In a certain sense it is, even if on another plane, what the advances of artificial intelligence foresee. Apart from the sociological findings, the defense of subjectivity and of human culture has been focused and fully justified with the arguments put forward by Martin Heidegger. Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The enigma of the odd burial of Pietro Canneti The death of Pietro Canneti, abbot of the Classense Monastery of Ravenna and General of the Camaldolese’s Order, was the cause of an unusual event. Actually, the funeral oration of Canneti was pronounced by Giovanni Bianchi, a doctor, instead of a religious dignitary as usual. The motivations behind this choice are an enigma to solve still today. Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 How to evaluate History A correct assessment of the History have to be based on an objective evaluation of each period on its own. Every historical period can be properly understood only if it is not linked to an abstract idea of continuous human progress and improvement. At the same time, a critical analysis of various cultural periods have to consider how these ones were lived and perceived by the societies living that period. A last level of interpretation have to be reserved to the mentality and feelings of the protagonists of the various cultural periods, because they could have a mislead perception of their own era, such as Giacomo Leopardi. Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 An overview on digital tools in archival contexts: Archival Management Systems This paper considers the historical widespread availability of archival management systems into archival contexts in Italy and in the world. Other considerations analyse selection criteria for choosing an archival software by public or private organizations or personal bodies. In conclusion, it is the first time in Italy we have presented the case study of AtoM - Access to Memory in all its aspects and features. Giovanni Aprea Copyright (c) 2018 Giovanni Aprea Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 On the recent Horatian Annals and about a Parisian miscellaneous schoolbook The article examines the recent Annali of Horatian editions, edited by Antonio Iurilli, and locates 39 editions not recognized by that investigation. The article offers an initial analysis of a miscellany now at Houghton Library that contains 21 printed editions, including some Horatian works, with several manuscript notes. This miscellany was used in two different Parisian schools between 1565 and 1567. Matteo Fadini Copyright (c) 2018 Matteo Fadini Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 An inevitable trouble. Italian historiography of the last decade about censorship in Early Modern Age (XVI-XVII centuries). Some notes In the last years Italian historiography has paid a pretty fair attention to the issue of censorship in Modern Age, especially by focusing on the relationship between the Indexes (Indici) of the Catholic Church and the Italian society. A few monographs, which since 2005 have started to deal with the topic related to 16th and 17th centuries, are here analyzed and compared to outline the directions and trends of the current historical research. This study presents a comparative review of the works of G. Fragnito, U. Rozzo, V. Frajese, F. Barbierato, E. Rebellato, M. Sabato, M. Cavarzere, S. Landi, R. Savelli, M. Infelise. Abandoned some fixed schemes that affected research in the 1900s, historians have opened up new paths to study the subject. This new approach highlights details not so deeply investigated before, such as the formation process of creating different Indici, the relationship with political powers in the Italian peninsula, the divergences within Congregations and the impact that proibitions had on the different social classes of the country. Attention has often been focused on the ‘normalisation’ phase rather than on violent repression occured in 16th century. A special place is here given to the study of the institutional system and the functioning of censorship. The classification of the reading public according to different levels of freedom is as well widely stressed. In the texts two mainstream tendencies have been noticed: the former describes the effort of the censorship structures conceived as a single coherent project to keep society under control; the latter instead, aims to show the divisions inside the Church itself about the goals and methods to follow for the censorship. It is expected therefore a greater openness to foreign historiography that could give important contributions and strength to Italian studies; the opening may also be extended to other history branches and not only those related to books. All the Italian monographs analyzed are enlisted in the appendix. Simone Lombardo Copyright (c) 2018 Simone Lombardo Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The written culture and the "porpora": Fulvio Giulio della Corgna (1517-1583) between books, inscriptions and self-representation On the occasion of the recent commemorations of the fifth centenary of the birth of brothers Ascanio (1516) and Fulvio Giulio (1517) della Corgna, the present paper proposes to examine Cardinal Fulvio Giulio through an analysis of texts and physical volumes connected with him as author, patron or owner of books. Fulvio Giulio was not only an ecclesiastic but also an astute politician. In the period 1563-1583 he was co-regent of the marquisate of Castiglione del Lago e del Chiugi, a territory strategically located between Umbria and Tuscany. His ecclesiastical politics aimed above all at the implementation of the rules dictated by the Council of Trent. He was, however, also a man of refined culture, a patron of the arts, as shown by the imposing architecture and powerful iconographical programmes of his residences, testifying both to his exquisite taste and to his efficient and skillful self-representation. He also engaged in cultural dissemination through the establishment in Perugia of an episcopal seminary, to which he bequeathed his library. Today, due to poor documentation, it is hard to establish with certainty the quantity and quality of Fulvio Giulio’s libraries of manuscripts and printed books. However, some books, such as liturgical manuscripts commissioned or owned by him, proclamations (bandi) and printed statutes published by Fulvio Giulio and, last but not least, inscriptions connected with him provide material essential for reconstructing the Cardinal’s policy of self-representation. Leonardo Magionami Copyright (c) 2018 Leonardo Magionami Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Legacy and future of the Hebrew written tradition through the bibliographic work of Conrad Gesner The paper is the final part of the research on the bibliographic project by Conrad Gesner published in La ‘Bibliotheca Universalis’ monumento della cultura europea by Fiammetta Sabba (Rome, Bulzoni, 2012). The purpose of the paper is to highlight the sources used by Gesner to find pieces of information about the jewish authors and works and editions definable as ‘Hebrew reported in the Bibliotheca Universalis and the Pandectae. Although the difficulties in realizing a complete and organic review has been high and complex, it has been possible to find a lot of ancient and contemporary jewish authors and editors and to clarify the value of Gesner’s work about the knowledge and the spread of the jewish culture. Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2018 Fiammetta Sabba Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 An editorial series for the "Bibliografia del Novecento" The “Bibliografia del Novecento” series, directed (not officially but in fact) by Dante Isella, was published by Vanni Scheiwiller between 1993 and 1998 for the All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro editions. Through the study of the documents kept at the Centro Apice of the University of Milan, here are reconstructed, for the first time, the events that led to ideation and publication of each of the seven titles that compose it, which are then analyzed more in depth about: the form of bibliographic description and the documentary evidence; the relationships that existed between the publisher, the director and the authors and curators; the reasons for the project within the contemporary literary scenario and in the context of Vanni Scheiwiller publishing catalog. In Appendix, the Series Catalog follows. Roberta Cesana Copyright (c) 2018 Roberta Cesana Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Traces of an «antica ed importante» library: the library of the Marquis Raffaelli di Cingoli The rare books collection of the Faculty of Law of Cagliari preserves about 60 sixteenth- and seventeenth-century editions showing the mark of ownership «ex libris Bibliothecę Raphaelię», placed normally after the title page. This is the largest number of editions with an ex libris (already sporadically found in some others volumes), mainly of legal interest, belonging to several private collections of contemporary scholars and bibliophiles. The ex libris refers to the library of the Marquis Raffaelli of Cingoli that in 1915 was sold at auction by the antiquarian bookseller Rossi of Rome, and was therefore dispersed. Based on a documentary research, the essay illustrates the most relevant episodes in the history of the library which, at the end of the eighteenth century, stood out in the context of the Marche cultural institutions and whose destiny is intertwined with some prominent figures in the panorama of the early twentieth century antiquarian trade. These ones include Ildebrando Rossi son and heir Dario Giuseppe, who bought the library from the Raffaelli family in 1913 and produced a partial sales catalog; Cesare Olschki who was in those years opening a branch of the Florentine bookshop in Rome and who in Ildebrando would find a guide for starting his own business; Attilio Nardecchia from which, in 1916, the volumes, now in the Faculty of Law of Cagliari, were acquired. The protagonist of this acquisition was Filippo Vassalli, professor of Roman law at the University of Cagliari, as part of a policy of developing the library of the institution, in turn animated by the conviction of the centrality of university libraries in the Italian library system. Giovanna Granata Copyright (c) 2018 Giovanna Granata Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Information, this unknown Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2018 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <i>La Vita Scolastica. Settant’anni di una rivista per la scuola</i>, a cura di Carla Ida Salviati e Aldo Cecconi, Firenze, Giunti, 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Simona Turbanti, <i>Bibliometria e scienze del libro. Internazionalizzazione e vitalità degli studi italiani</i>, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2017 Simona Inserra Copyright (c) 2017 Simona Inserra Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Carlo Bianchini, <i>Book number. Uno strumento per l’organizzazione delle collezioni</i>, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica, 2017 Agnese Galeffi Copyright (c) 2017 Agnese Galeffi Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mauro Guerrini, <i>RDA. Resource description and access</i>, Roma, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, 2017 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2017 Francesca Nepori Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Maria Gioia Tavoni, <i>Riproporre il ‘silenzio’ per le</i> Contemplazioni <i>di Arturo Martini</i>, Faenza, Fratelli Lega Editori, 2017 Rosa Marisa Borraccini Copyright (c) 2017 Rosa Marisa Borraccini Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <i>La</i> Historia Ecclesiastica <i>di Isaac Newton</i>, a cura di Giorgio Vespignani, Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <i>Donne in editoria / Women in publishing</i>, a cura di Roberta Cesana, «Bibliologia», vol. X (2015) Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2017 Valentina Sonzini Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Valentina Sestini, <i>Donne tipografe a Messina tra XVII e XIX secolo</i>, Pisa-Roma, Fabrizio Serra, 2015 Valentina Sonzini Copyright (c) 2017 Valentina Sonzini Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <i>Comino Ventura. Tra lettere e libri di lettere (1579-1617)</i>, a cura di Gianmaria Savoldelli e Roberta Frigeni, Firenze, Olschki, 2017 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2017 Elisabetta Zonca Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <i>I manoscritti dei fondi S. Andrea della Valle e S. Francesco di Paola della Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma</i>, [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 Lorenzo Mancini Copyright (c) 2017 Lorenzo Mancini Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Gianmarco De Angelis, <i>“Raccogliere, pubblicare, illustrare carte”. Editori ed edizioni di documenti medievali in Lombardia tra Otto e Novecento</i>, Firenze, Firenze university press, 2017 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2017 Elisabetta Zonca Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Information-documentation building in the francophone area: report from the 11e Colloque international d’ISKO-France 2017 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). Andre Vieira de Freitas Araujo Copyright (c) 2017 Andre Vieira de Freitas Araujo Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bianca Bianconi Tallone passed away, bravely continuer of the manual typographic art. With unpublished photographic apparatus. Maria Gioia Tavoni Copyright (c) 2017 Maria Gioia Tavoni Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The language of the cataloguer (part 1). The author <div class="page" title="Page 45"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Lucia Sardo Copyright (c) 2017 Lucia Sardo Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The sixth unwritten law of library science <div class="page" title="Page 44"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>Plan for Stereotyping Catalogues </span><span>to IFLA’s </span><span>Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) </span><span>program</span><span>. </span></p></div></div></div> Fabio Venuda Copyright (c) 2017 Fabio Venuda Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 History of the book: observations, subjects and problems Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Some observations about the exibition “Pompe dei Medici” (Florence, Palazzo Panciatichi, Consiglio Regionale of Tuscany, May 5-7 2017) <div class="page" title="Page 10"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Fiammetta Sabba Copyright (c) 2017 Fiammetta Sabba Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 An early intuition of Heidegger. From the <i>Homme plante</i> to the dilemma of music <div class="page" title="Page 6"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The sociological, cultural and scientific evaluation by Johann Georg Meusel in 1799-1800 <div class="page" title="Page 8"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Johann Georg Meusel’s </span><em>Leitfaden aus Geschichte der Gelehrsamkeit </em><span>(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. </span></p></div></div></div> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <i>The dated Editions 1584 of Pietro Aretino’s</i> Ragionamenti <div class="page" title="Page 31"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>In 1584 John Wolfe printed in London an edition of Pietro Aretino’s </span><span>Sei giornate</span><span>, also known as </span><span>Ragionamenti; </span><span>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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Francesco Terrasi Copyright (c) 2017 Francesco Terrasi Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 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 <div class="page" title="Page 22"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>Labirinto d’amore </span><span>(otherwise known as </span><span>Corbaccio</span><span>), Antonio Santacroce’s </span><span>Segreteria di Apollo </span><span>and Arcangela Tarabotti’s </span><span>Semplicità ingannata</span><span>. 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. </span></p></div></div></div> Roberto De Pol Copyright (c) 2017 Roberto Del Pol Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Valorization of private collections in an academic library: dissemination, communication and research <div class="page" title="Page 30"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>#fondispeciali</span><span>. 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. </span></p></div></div></div> Alessandra Boccone, Claudio Forziati, Tania Maio, Remo Rivelli Copyright (c) 2017 Alessandra Bocconi, Claudio Forziati, Tania Maio, Remo Rivelli Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Archives of Prefectures: from dematerialization to document management <div class="page" title="Page 64"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Annantonia Martorano Copyright (c) 2017 Annantonia Martorano Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Translating for the Common Reader An Ongoing Research on Science and Education in the Italian Book Trade, 1865-1903 <div class="page" title="Page 35"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 19</span><span>th </span><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Elisa Marazzi Copyright (c) 2017 Elisa Marazzi Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 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 <div class="page" title="Page 69"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>Index librorum prohibitorum </span><span>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. </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Federica Fabbri Copyright (c) 2017 Federica Fabbri Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Preserving cultural heritage objects: provenance formalization <div class="page" title="Page 23"><div class="section"><div class="section"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Preservation is a composite task, because digital objects are multilevel, </span>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). </p></div></div></div></div></div> Francesca Tomasi Copyright (c) 2017 Francesca Tomasi Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Simona Turbanti, <i>REICAT</i>, Roma, Associazione italiana biblioteche, 2016 Paolo Wos Bellini Copyright (c) 2017 Paolo Wos Bellini Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Giorgio Bacci, <i>Roberto Innocenti. L'arte di inventare i libri / The art of inventing books</i>, Pisa, Felici, 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Marco Cassini, <i>Antòlogia. Antonio Rubino e l'amore per la Liguria</i>, Ventimiglia, Philobiblon, 2013 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Carlo De Maria, <i>Le biblioteche nell’Italia fascista</i>, Milano, Biblion, 2016 Tania Rusca Copyright (c) 2017 Tania Rusca Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Giulia Francesca Zani, <i>La libreria Piatti. Storia rocambolesca di una preziosa raccolta bergamasca</i>, Bergamo, Archivio Bergamasco centro studi e ricerche, 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Alessandro Corubolo - Maria Gioia Tavoni, <i>Torchi e stampa al seguito</i>, Bologna, Pendragon, 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 <i>Mirabilis bibliotheca. L’antica libraria del convento dei Cappuccini di Mazzarino</i>, a cura di Salvatore Rizzo, Giuseppina Sinagra, con la collaborazione di Claudia D’Arcamo, Giovanna Parrino, Alessio Sola, Caltanissetta, Paruzzo, 2015 Domenico Ciccarello Copyright (c) 2017 Domenico Ciccarello Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Rudj Gorian, <i>Nascosti tra i libri. I periodici antichi della Biblioteca del Seminario patriarcale di Venezia (1607-1800)</i>, Venezia, Marcianum Press, 2017 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 <i>Bibliothèques et lecteurs dans l’Europe moderne (XVIIe – XVIIIe siècles)</i>, sous la direction de Gilles Bertrand, Anne Cayuela, Christian Del Vento et Raphaële Mouren, Genève, Droz, 2016 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Antonio Castillo Gómez, <i>Dalle carte ai muri. Scrittura e società nella Spagna della prima età moderna</i>, presentazione di Ottavia Niccoli, traduzione di Laura Carnelos, Roma, Carocci, 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Antonio Castillo Gómez, <i>Leer y oír leer. Ensayos sobre la lectura en los Siglos de Oro</i>, Madrid, Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2017 Anna Giulia Cavagna Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Jeffrey Beall’s “predatory” lists must not be used: they are biased, flawed, opaque and inaccurate <div class="page" title="Page 12"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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</span><span>. </span></p></div></div></div> Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva Copyright (c) 2017 Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Funds and Collections of the person and personality in archives, libraries and museums: a resource, an opportunity <div class="page" title="Page 38"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The paper will present the detailed account of the Conference </span><em>Funds and Collections of the person and personality in archives, libraries and museums: a resource, an opportunity</em><span>, 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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Federica Rossi Copyright (c) 2017 Federica Rossi Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Encyclopedia and library in the contemporary age <div class="page" title="Page 15"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>With the publication of the </span><span>Encyclopédie </span><span>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. </span><span>The constitution of the public library (the british </span><span>Public Libraries Act </span><span>is dated 1850), funded with public money, determines to change and both realities, Library and Encyclopedia, begin to interact contributing </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Paolo Traniello Copyright (c) 2017 Paolo Traniello Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Libraries, Archives, Museums <div class="page" title="Page 9"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Armanino lithography, typography, chalcography: first notes and documents <div class="page" title="Page 43"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Alice D'Albis Copyright (c) 2017 Alice D'Albis Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Subiaco libraries <div class="page" title="Page 18"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>De Civitate Dei </span><span>of St. </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Valentino Romani Copyright (c) 2017 Valentino Romani Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 SBN between cataloguing functions and bibliographic aspirations <div class="page" title="Page 33"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>The article seeks to highlight the potentialities and the limits of search of On line Public Access </span><span>Catalog </span><span>of </span><span>National Library Service </span><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2017 Francesca Nepori Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Memory storytelling between heritage and tourism in the age of the converging culture <div class="page" title="Page 32"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span><span>Tlön, Uqbar, orbis tertius</span><span>. 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. </span></p></div></div></div> Giulia Crippa Copyright (c) 2017 Giulia Crippa Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Beyond information retrieval: information discovery and multimedia information retrieval <div class="page" title="Page 55"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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. </span></p></div></div></div> Roberto Raieli Copyright (c) 2017 Roberto Raieli Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 If bits are not enough: preservation practices of the original contest for born digital literary archives <div class="page" title="Page 23"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Weston Paul Gabriele, Emmanuela Carbé, Primo Baldini Copyright (c) 2017 Weston Paul Gabriele, Emmanuela Carbé, Primo Baldini Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The popular circulating library of the Ferrara Savonarola Society. A paradigmatic case in post-unification Italy <div class="page" title="Page 61"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Ivan Poli Copyright (c) 2017 Ivan Poli Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Bologna book trade between '500 and '600: the Ulisse Aldrovandi's booksellers <div class="page" title="Page 52"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>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 number</span>of 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. </p></div></div></div> Rita De Tata Copyright (c) 2017 Rita De Tata Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The protection of the Furioso: Ariosto and the Italian privileges system <div class="page" title="Page 29"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>First best seller of Italian literature, the </span><em>Orlando Furioso </em><span>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 </span>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. </p></div></div></div> Erika Squassina Copyright (c) 2017 Erika Squassina Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Editorial. Libraries and culture Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2017 Alfredo Serrai Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 John Palfrey, <i>Biblio Tech. Perché le biblioteche sono importanti più che mai nell’era di Google</i>, traduzione di Elena Corradini, Milano, Bibliografica, 2016 Elisabetta Zonca Copyright (c) 2016 Elisabetta Zonca Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Andrea Bonaccorsi, <i>La valutazione possibile. Teoria e pratica nel mondo della ricerca</i>, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015 Simona Turbanti Copyright (c) 2016 Simona Turbanti Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Richard P. Smiraglia, <i>Domain analysis for Knowledge organization. Tools for ontology extraction</i>, Waltham, MA (USA), Kidlington (UK), Chandos, 2015 Maria Teresa Biagetti Copyright (c) 2016 Maria Teresa Biagetti Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Elisabetta Francioni, <i>Luciano Bianciardi bibliotecario a Grosseto (1949-1954)</i>, presentazione di Alberto Petrucciani; postfazione di Arnaldo Bruni, Roma, Associazione italiana biblioteche, 2016 Eleonora De Longis Copyright (c) 2016 Eleonora De Longis Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 <i>Il Libro al centro. Percorsi fra le discipline del libro in onore di Marco Santoro</i>, studi promossi da Rosa Marisa Borraccini, Alberto Petrucciani, Carmela Reale, Paola Zito; a cura di Carmela Reale, Napoli, Liguori, 2014 Francesca Nepori Copyright (c) 2016 Francesca Nepori Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 <i>U' ben s'impingua, se non si vaneggia. Per P. Fiorenzo Fiore, nel suo 75° genetliaco, a 50 anni dall'Ordinazione Sacerdotale</i>, a cura di Giuseppe Lipari, Messina, Futura Print Service, 2015 Anna Giulia Cavagna Copyright (c) 2016 Anna Giulia Cavagna Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 <i>For the Sake of Learning. Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton</i>, edited by Ann Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing, Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2016 Alfredo Serrai Copyright (c) 2016 Alfredo Serrai Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100