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Gröna Handlingar - Dynamiskt bevarande av organiskt material

Karlberg, Sebastian LU (2019) ABMM34 20191
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
Gene banks have in one form or another existed for thousands of years. They serve the purpose of repository for biological material. They can take the shape of a botanical garden, of an aquarium, or as a laboratory where the freezers are stuffed full with genetic resources. Sometimes as tissue samples or seeds, and sometimes as strands of DNA. The intention is to preserve, although the reasons may differ. There are a great deal of similarities between gene banks and their siblings in preservation, the archives, yet there is very little in the way of research when it comes to this familial bond. How do archives and gene banks differ? What practices do they have in common? The supreme lack of comparison between the two makes it a field ripe... (More)
Gene banks have in one form or another existed for thousands of years. They serve the purpose of repository for biological material. They can take the shape of a botanical garden, of an aquarium, or as a laboratory where the freezers are stuffed full with genetic resources. Sometimes as tissue samples or seeds, and sometimes as strands of DNA. The intention is to preserve, although the reasons may differ. There are a great deal of similarities between gene banks and their siblings in preservation, the archives, yet there is very little in the way of research when it comes to this familial bond. How do archives and gene banks differ? What practices do they have in common? The supreme lack of comparison between the two makes it a field ripe for study, a white spot on the map ready to be explored. This thesis has attempted to apply archival theory, more specifically the theoretical model known as the records continuum, onto gene banks. After concluding my analysis and having reviewed the conclusions, the model has shown that it is indeed possible to integrate gene banks into archival science. It revealed some weaknesses with the way some gene banks handle their material and suggested solutions to these problems. The continuum-model also reveals several other boons to gene banks which they can draw from archival science to evolve, extend or modify their practices; that this new interdisciplinary field is certainly worth exploring. This means there is a whole new arena for research within archival science. Something which possibly will be of great benefit to both in the end. This could greatly evolve the way biological archival material is organized and cared for. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Genbanker har existerat i en eller annan form i årtusenden. De tjänar som bevaring för biologiskt material. Formerna genbanker kan ta skiftar; De kan vara en botanisk trädgård, ett akvarium, eller ett laboratorie med frysarna fulla av genetiskt material. Ibland kan det röra sig om vävnadsprover, frön, eller DNA, Avsikten är att bevara, även om anledningarna kan vara olika. Det finns många likheter mellan genbanker och deras syskon inom bevarandefältet: arkiven. Ändå finns det i stort sett ingen forskning kring detta familjeband. Hur skiljer sig genbanker från arkiven? Vilka praktiker har de gemensamt? Den totala bristen på jämförelser mellan dem båda innebär att fältet är mycket redo att utforskas. Det är en vit fläck på kartan som vill... (More)
Genbanker har existerat i en eller annan form i årtusenden. De tjänar som bevaring för biologiskt material. Formerna genbanker kan ta skiftar; De kan vara en botanisk trädgård, ett akvarium, eller ett laboratorie med frysarna fulla av genetiskt material. Ibland kan det röra sig om vävnadsprover, frön, eller DNA, Avsikten är att bevara, även om anledningarna kan vara olika. Det finns många likheter mellan genbanker och deras syskon inom bevarandefältet: arkiven. Ändå finns det i stort sett ingen forskning kring detta familjeband. Hur skiljer sig genbanker från arkiven? Vilka praktiker har de gemensamt? Den totala bristen på jämförelser mellan dem båda innebär att fältet är mycket redo att utforskas. Det är en vit fläck på kartan som vill bli upptäckt och fyllas i. Den här uppsatsen har försökt applicera arkivvetenskaplig teori, närmare bestämt den teoretiska modellen känd som "the records continuum", på genbanker. Efter att ha slutfört analysen och studerat resultaten har modellen visat att det sannerligen är möjligt att integrera genbanker i arkivvetenskapen. Modellen har avslöjat några svagheter med vissa genbankers materialhantering, men också föreslagit lösningar på dessa problem. Kontinuum-modellen avslöjar också flera andra sätt för genbanker att dra inspiration från arkivvetenskap för att utveckla, modifiera, och expandera sina praktiker; att detta nya tvärvetenskapliga fält mycket riktigt är värt att utforska. Detta betyder att det finns en helt ny arena för forskning inom arkivvetenskapen, något som i slutändan kan visa sig vara till stor nytta för båda disciplinerna. Detta nya fält kan utveckla sättet på vilket biologiskt arkivmaterial organiseras och hanteras. (Less)
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author
Karlberg, Sebastian LU
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organization
alternative title
Green records - Dynamic preservation of organic material
course
ABMM34 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
ABM, Masteruppsats, genbanker, arkivvetenskap, arkiv, biologiskt bevarande, records continuum, informationshanteringssystem, Svalbards globala fröbank, NordGen, Nationella genbanken, Sesam
language
Swedish
id
8993553
date added to LUP
2020-03-05 13:41:53
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2020-03-05 13:41:53
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  abstract     = {Gene banks have in one form or another existed for thousands of years. They serve the purpose of repository for biological material. They can take the shape of a botanical garden, of an aquarium, or as a laboratory where the freezers are stuffed full with genetic resources. Sometimes as tissue samples or seeds, and sometimes as strands of DNA. The intention is to preserve, although the reasons may differ. There are a great deal of similarities between gene banks and their siblings in preservation, the archives, yet there is very little in the way of research when it comes to this familial bond. How do archives and gene banks differ? What practices do they have in common? The supreme lack of comparison between the two makes it a field ripe for study, a white spot on the map ready to be explored. This thesis has attempted to apply archival theory, more specifically the theoretical model known as the records continuum, onto gene banks. After concluding my analysis and having reviewed the conclusions, the model has shown that it is indeed possible to integrate gene banks into archival science. It revealed some weaknesses with the way some gene banks handle their material and suggested solutions to these problems. The continuum-model also reveals several other boons to gene banks which they can draw from archival science to evolve, extend or modify their practices; that this new interdisciplinary field is certainly worth exploring. This means there is a whole new arena for research within archival science. Something which possibly will be of great benefit to both in the end. This could greatly evolve the way biological archival material is organized and cared for.},
  author       = {Karlberg, Sebastian},
  keyword      = {ABM,Masteruppsats,genbanker,arkivvetenskap,arkiv,biologiskt bevarande,records continuum,informationshanteringssystem,Svalbards globala fröbank,NordGen,Nationella genbanken,Sesam},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gröna Handlingar - Dynamiskt bevarande av organiskt material},
  year         = {2019},
}