Through these joint efforts on two continents, Europeana and the DPLA hope to promote the establishment of a global network with partners from all over the world. » 7) Does your system store thumbnails/previews of the objects in your collection? There are two important points about what the DPLA “is”, at least from April 2013. First, the DPLA will be what we humans decide to do with it as a common, public-centric resource. Second, the DPLA is the community of people who have committed themselves (in fact to ourselves) to an ambitious and public vision of what the future might hold. On day one, we`re going to introduce a radically open platform that will make exciting material much more widely available, as well as a lot of code and services that allow technologists to do interesting things.