Seminario "University Museums and life-long guidance to the scientific method and culture" 6/7 novembre 2015

Sabato 07/11, come relazione di apertura, i bibliotecari della BUST parteciperanno al seminario internazionale
"University Museums and life-long guidance to the scientific method and culture"  a cura della prof.ssa Elena Corradini direttrice del Master in Catalogazione e accessibilità del patrimonio culturale.

Il seminario avrà luogo presso l’Aula Magna del Palazzo del Rettorato di via Università 4 ha avuto il patrocinio e la collaborazione dell’ICOM-International Council of Museums-UMAC University Museums and Collections International Commitee e la collaborazione della rete dei Musei Universitari italiani costituitasi grazie a un finanziamento di un progetto presentato al MIUR nel 2013 e ampliatasi grazie a un altro finanziamento per un secondo progetto presentato nel 2014 (

L’obiettivo del seminario internazionale è stimolare la ricerca e la sperimentazione di nuove metodologie per un efficace didattica della scienza e della storia della scienza con attenzione all'impiego delle nuove tecnologie informatiche in modo da far crescere tra gli studenti delle scuole medie, superiori e inferiori, una diffusa consapevolezza dell’importanza della scienza e della tecnologia per la vita quotidiana e per lo sviluppo sostenibile della società.

Il seminario internazionale consentirà di mettere a confronto esperienze internazionali con quelle della rete nazionale dei Musei Universitari relative a percorsi formativi finalizzati all'orientamento permanente al metodo e alla cultura scientifica.

I musei della rete, essendo testimoni dello sviluppo delle diverse discipline, hanno la possibilità di lavorare proficuamente per ricollegare gli esemplari delle loro collezioni allo specifico contesto di utilizzo, fornendo informazioni preziose per un vasto pubblico, in merito ai progressi della scienza negli ultimi secoli.

L'orientamento permanente per il metodo e la cultura scientifica può, quindi, essere considerato uno tra i più significativi ruoli sociali dei Musei Universitari, che può essere soddisfatto.

University Museum and Academic Libraries: la Belle-Alliance

Cinthia Pless, Michele Pola, Simona Assirelli


Formato BibTex :: Formato Zotero RDF :: PDF


Academic libraries and university museums share many constituent elements that makes closer cooperation desirable

They share the same patrons but at different stages of their lives; therefore a common goal can be smoothing the age-related differences, becoming a landmark in the instructional landscape in order to meet the information needs of a multifaceted society, in particular by creating opportunities to increase the leanings toward hard sciences.

Preservation practices and the need of enhancing the collections are common, as well as the education background of the staff, the requirements to catalog the assets and the thought about it. In the same way they share troubles, namely the rationalization of expenditure that hits hard and the educational agencies of an area that remain scattered under various authorities make the working cooperation hard. In addition the recruitment policy is sometimes not wise.

Sharing so many characteristics lead to understand each other, it follows that cooperation is important and due, at least within the same university, to merge experiences and create integrated projects

The field of the collaboration that we identified here at UNIMORE has been experienced by the library staff with lessons on specific issues such as the use of databases in order to organize exhibitions, with training workshops on information skills ( Infoskill ) essential for setting bibliographies accompanying activities.

Other outlooks invest digitization, where we can join the forces to take part in European projects (Horizon 2020). Moreover, the experience of libraries in the field of copyright on texts and images is useful in organizing online exhibitions and the expert use of metadata is involved in the deposit on portals such as Europeana.

These activities are dictated by the need to adapt to the current values ​​of the libraries’ & museums’ collections, to return to citizens the assets they gave us, making them exploitable even outside of academic circles. At the same time the popularity and acknowledgement by the people are the best guarantee of the Return of Investment for Government bodies of an institution .

This intervention is accompanied by a short video clip presented by an author and by a prototype of visual release with the comment of the designer.


[Ultimo aggiornamento: 22/11/2017 11:13:42]

Seminario "MUSEUMS AND INNOVATION" 28/29 novembre 2014

Venerdì 28/11, come intervento finale, i bibliotecari della BUST parteciperanno al seminario internazionale Museums and Innovation: The contribution of digital technologies to the development of the social and cultural role of Museums a cura della prof.ssa Elena Corradini direttrice del Master in Catalogazione e accessibilità del patrimonio culturale.

Interaction between libraries and museums

Laura Montinaro, Michele Pola


This is a report about the collaboration between The Library of Science and Technology “Enzo Ferrari” and “Master in cataloguing and accessibility of cultural heritages” faculty at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, regarding an Information Literacy course for Master’s students.

In their future working life, Master’s students will be engaged in cultural assets promotion, such as organizing exhibitions and cultural events, editing institutional web contents, setting cultural paths. Librarians have always played a key role in developing individuals’ information literacy capabilities and can empower cultural workers to become information literate.

Information seeking process is a five steps path: recognizing information needs, retrieving information, locating information, evaluating information, using information critically.

Library courses cover the following general themes:

  • Starting point: Wikipedia and encyclopedias
  • Acquiring terminology in Italian and in English
  • State-of-art: databases, scientific journals and information evaluation
  • Writing a bibliography with Reference manager software
  • Copyright issues hints


[Ultimo aggiornamento: 08/06/2016 09:50:32]