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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 208;

Information Philosophy, Document and DNA: The “Document Man” and the Biobanks

Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology—IBICT, Brazil
Brazilian Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro—UNIRIO, Brazil
Post-Graduation Program in Information Science—PPGCI IBICT UFRJ, Brazil
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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Analyses the concept of document, using as theoretical support, discussions created by authors from the library and Information Science mainly from France and United States traditions. Discussions about information philosophy based on the works of Rafael Capurro and Bernd Frohmman are also used to analyze the concept of document. Demonstrate that human biological samples, stored in biobanks, can be considered as documents.
Keywords: information philosophy; document; biobank information philosophy; document; biobank
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Saldanha, G.; Bozzetti, R. Information Philosophy, Document and DNA: The “Document Man” and the Biobanks. Proceedings 2017, 1, 208.

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