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List 145: Usage type

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Value Description Notes Issue number Modified in Issue
00 No constraints Allows positive indication that there are no particular constraints (that can be specifed in <EpubUsageConstraint>). By convention, use 01 in <EpubUsageStatus> 52 57
01 Preview Preview before purchase. Allows a retail customer, account holder or patron to view or listen to a proportion of the book before purchase. Also applies to borrowers making use of ‘acquisition on demand’ models in libraries, and to ‘subscription’ models where the purchase is made on behalf of the reader 9 50
02 Print Print paper copy of extract 9
03 Copy / paste Make digital copy of extract 9
04 Share Share product across multiple concurrent devices. Allows a retail customer, account holder or patron to read the book across multiple devices linked to the same account. Also applies to readers in library borrowing and ‘subscription’ models 9 33
05 Text to speech ‘Read aloud’ with text to speech functionality 9
06 Lend Lendable by the purchaser to other device owner or account holder or patron, eg ‘Lend-to-a-friend’, library lending (where the library product has a separate <ProductIdentifier> from the consumer product). The ‘primary’ copy becomes unusable while the secondary copy is ‘on loan’ unless a number of concurrent borrowers is also specified 12 33
07 Time-limited license E-publication license is time limited. Use with 02 from List 146 and either a time period in days, weeks or months, or a Valid until date in <EpubUsageLimit>. The purchased copy becomes unusable when the license expires 13 47
08 Loan renewal Maximum number of consecutive loans or loan extensions (eg from a library) to a single device owner or account holder. Note that a limit of 1 indicates that a loan cannot be renewed or extended 32 37
09 Multi-user license E-publication license is multi-user. Maximum number of concurrent users licensed to use the product should be given in <EpubUsageLimit> 36
10 Preview on premises Preview locally before purchase. Allows a retail customer, account holder or patron to view a proportion of the book (or the whole book, if no proportion is specified) before purchase, but ONLY while located physically in the retailer’s store (eg while logged on to the store or library wifi). Also applies to patrons making use of ‘acquisition on demand’ models in libraries 44
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