The European Library provides access to research materials from the collections of Europe’s national and research libraries, representing members from 46 countries. This paper presents the current status, ongoing work, and future plans of the resource dissemination services provided by The European Library, covering resources such as national bibliographies, digital collections, full text collections, its access portal and API, open linked data publication, and integration in digital humanities infrastructures. In the coming years, The European Library will work to provide the means and tools for digital humanities researchers to easily use research materials from libraries in their research activities.
The Biographical Portal aims to collect, organize, and make available all biographical Information that is available about Dutch people. In this paper, we describe the design process and what choices we made, the tools we used and may useful for a larger audience, and “lessons learned” - things that we feel we have done well, and things we would have done differently if we had known from the start what we know now.