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Title: The Botanic Garden of the University of Coimbra as a Complex Information System
Authors: Silva, Ana Margarida Dias da 
Marques, Maria Beatriz 
Gonçalves, M. Teresa 
Gouveia, António Carmo 
Keywords: Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Coimbra; Teoria Geral dos Sistemas; Sistema de Informação Complexo; Coleções biológicas
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Serial title, monograph or event: WEB OF KNOWLEDGE | A Look into the Past, Embracing the Future
Place of publication or event: Faro
Abstract: General Theory of Systems, sensu strictu, aims to derive the general definition of “system” as a complex of components in mutual interaction with each other and with the surrounding environment. A theory to be applied to the Botanic Garden of the University of Coimbra, understood as a Complex Information System: a whole with several types of units or information systems, such as a living plant collection, library, museum, archive and herbarium. Júlio Henriques (director between 1873-1918) participated in networks of scientific knowledge and his role is crucial to understand the growth and complexification of the Information System Botanic Garden UC. An example on a new species discovery – Pandanus thomensis Henriq. – illustrates how a systemic and holistic perspective of the information allows a comprehensive knowledge of the information in several supports and locations.
ISBN: 978-989-8842-41-1
Rights: openAccess
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