No one could have stated it better! Let me add one observation --
On Fri, 7 Nov 2008, Hal Cain wrote:
> john g marr wrote:
>> ... why are theses given a relatively exceptional level of
> Because they are [by-and-large] unpublished and largely uncirculated ...
> they're still not "mainstream" documents in the sense that commercial
> publication, or posting on a widely-accessible site, creates ... I find
> problems with [any] names established on the basis of a single
In corroboration, we have AACR2 22.1: "... choose as the *basis* of the
heading ... the name by which [an author] is commonly [!] known", and that
just ain't [!] likely to be the name on a thesis [except by chance], or be
determinable by the thesis if that is all an author has "issued"!
John G. Marr
Univ. of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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