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Despite a stagnating domestic demand near the end of the seventeenth century, Dutch book producers managed to keep up their international market position. In a so-called embedded research project, the Short Title Catalogue, Netherlands (STCN) was used to gain insight in the strategies and decisions of these publishers. The STCN is a retrospective bibliography of publications 1540-1800, containing information on title, author, book producer, language, subject and collation. Historians and computer scientists collaborated to disclose this STCN, and to connect it to other relevant datasets. To explore the possibilities of, and difficulties in, disclosing and linking the bibliography, attention was turned to a particular strategy: publishing scandalous books. Next to explaining the process of converting and querying the STCN data, the presentation will deal with differences in handling data and the advantages of an Open Data approach in the humanities research.