The Thesaurus musicarum latinarum (TML) is an evolving electronic archive of music theory in Latin datable from the late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Created in 1990, the TML enables users to locate and retrieve texts from a variety of sources.
The TML aims to contain every printed edition, even if an earlier edition might seem to have been supplanted by a more modern one. The texts are represented as they stand and without editorial intrusions. Annotations clarifying attributions and providing other metadata and information are included in the TML Canon (available in print and as a PDF file). The only exceptions to the rule of representing the text as accurately as possible are governed by the "Principles of Orthography" and the "Table of Codes for Noteshapes". In the longer range, the TML aims to include as many manuscript sources as possible so that scholars will be able to retrieve not only published material but also readings that appear in the source material itself.
The data contained in the Thesaurus musicarum latinarum is made available to scholars for non-commercial educational use and scholarship. It has been compiled from public domain and copyrighted materials. Copyrighted materials have been included in the TML by permission of the copyright holders, who reserve all rights to their materials. The TML claims copyright on the compilation, the encoding system, the Introduction, the TML Canon, and all individual text and graphics files created and edited by the TML staff from public domain or manuscript material. The TML believes that non-commercial use of the TML by scholars in searching for words and phrases would constitute "fair use" under the law. Nevertheless, the users of the TML are individually responsible for insuring that their own use of these materials does not violate the rights of any third parties. Neither Indiana University nor the TML Project Director nor any member of the TML staff shall be responsible for any improper or unlawful use of the materials contained in the TML.
TML Project and Editorial Committees
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