3.8. Usage.

Decisions related to various situations are numbered in the table and flowchart below. For each decision, find your situation according to the question and select an action.

Relation with a resource being described: Resource has usage information.


  • In presenting the usage-related information, different words might be used in your situation, for example, “Production Level”, “Audience”, “Literary Indication”, etc.
  • Values for this property that are text strings are considered in this document. It is also possible that the values are controlled by a vocabulary or dataset which is available as Linked Data. For such a situation, consult “5.6.2. Type/Genre” for options.

[1] Example taken from ProdINRA sample record.
[2] Example taken from UK Educational Levels (UKEL) list: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/education/ukel/
[3] Example taken from ADPRIMA Instructional Methods Information list of Instructional Methods: http://www.adprima.com/teachmeth.htm
[4] Example taken from Diane Hillmann (2005) Using Dublin Core. http://dublincore.org/documents/usageguide/