Depending on the goal of the site the operation modes can be set to “Referent”, “Linked” or “Both”. In Referent mode, the Creations of the site can be licensed for reuse. In Linked mode, the site is able to license Creations from other sites for reuse. The choice of names for the modes is consistent terminology used in the CLink Registry and in the ISO 26324 standard. Referent mode could be considered as an operation promoting the Creations of the site, while in Linked mode licensed Creation from other sites gets curated.

To make all functions of the plugin available “Both” mode need to be selected and it is set as default.