My feedback concerns that draft bibframe representation for theses,
which is at http://bibframe.org/vocab/Dissertation.html Currently the
gloss for this is "A subclass of Language Material Works used to
describe students' works such as theses, dissertations, etc."
My four points of feedback are:
(a) Some theses (for example Canterbury's D.Sc. by thesis) are submitted
by authors who are not students in any conventional sense. (The
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/award/dsc_regs.shtml make it
clear that no new enrolment, fix period of study or classes are required)
(b) Some theses (for example New Zealand School of Music's Master of
Music in Composition) are not Language Material Works but Notated Music
(c) Some theses (for example most theses by publication) are relatively
complex compilations of works.
(d) All of the Dissertation properties are institutionally-oriented, but
the gloss talks about a student and not an institution.
(e) It's unclear (to me) whether failed and unsubmitted dissertations
are Dissertations or Manuscripts (or both).
I suggest moving Dissertation to be a subclass of Works. My suggested
"A subclass of Works intended to be submitted to a
qualification-granting institution, such as theses, dissertations,
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