An encounter with a digital collection is very often an encounter with the unknown. We need to orientate, to find out what it is in there, to find our way towards what may be of interest. The Croatiae auctores Latini (CroALa), a digital collection of Neo-Latin prose and poetry written between 976 and 1984 by authors of Croatian origin, or authors connected with Croatia, exists from 2009. Currently the collection comprises 5.7 million words. Having built CroALa, we have assembled a collection which is accessible. Our next challenge is to inspire and enable explorations.