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dc.creatorKageyama, Mariko
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/10835en_US
dc.description.abstractThe previously published definitions of, and the philosophy behind, the voucher specimen are reviewed. The concept of a voucher specimen is re-evaluated in the modern biological research context, and a revised definition of a voucher is proposed. The "primary voucher" and "secondary voucher" are newly categorized within the comprehensive scheme of the voucher. The new definition and the introduction of primary and secondary vouchers enable us to accommodate a wider scope of museum resources of significant research value including those utilized for molecular studies in the framework of the voucher system. Alternatively, the essential roles of natural history museums in society as public voucher archives are evaluated. It is concluded that the shared acknowledgement of vouchers in society will make a substantial difference in our decision making and problem solving, particularly regarding the deposition of vouchers, their use, and their in perpetuity preservation.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectNatural historyen_US
dc.subjectProblem solvingen_US
dc.subjectMuseum conservation methodsen_US
dc.subjectBiologyen_US
dc.titleRe-evaluation of museum voucher specimens in the modern biological research
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineMuseum Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentMuseum Science
dc.degree.departmentMuseum Scienceen_US
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