Scholars within the emerging field of transnational literary studies are thus confronted with multiple problems concerning the accessibility and availability of original works in translation and the texts documenting their reception. The DLBT addresses these needs by offering an innovative centralised system that combines a collection of digitally available secondary sources with a digital library of primary (translated) literature. At the same time, it provides bibliographic metadata, as well as additional links and tools for visualisation and statistical overview, thereby facilitating research within the digital humanities through a platform fit for the 21st century.