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The thematic portal enables search and access to digitized works of famous persons from culture, science, art and public life, and to works that represent their life and work. These are famous people, who have been active in the territories of today's three countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. The portal provides text, picture, sound and video content that is originally located either on the portal or in the digital collections / repositories of scientific, cultural and artistic partner institutions and associations. The portal is complemented by the links to the bibliographic data from the Croatian Encyclopaedia and other editions of the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography, and the Slovenian Biography, which is organized by the Science and Education Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The Portal was launched in 2018 by the following institutions: a) Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts with its Library as Coordinator (HAZU); National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK); Zagreb City Libraries (KGZ); State Archive in Varaždin (DAVŽ); Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (LZMK); Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF); Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO); ICARUS HR; ArhivPro d.o.o. from Croatia; b) National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ZMBiH); National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina (NUBiH) in Sarajevo; c) Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) from Slovenia.

The portal aims at collecting information on digital materials relating to the greats in culture, science, art and public life from different collections / repositories in the region; and to enable metadata search, better availability and non-commercial use of scientific, cultural and artistic digital content to researchers and wider public.

Based on previous collaborations in launching, development and maintenance of the thematic portal collecting materials from different countries, further development of the portal for the pan-European digital platform open to the inclusion of new partners from all European countries is planned.