Library Hub Compare

Library Hub Compare allows you to analyse your library collections and compare them with those of other institutions which contribute their records to the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase.

Contact

For queries about accessing Library Hub Compare, contributing your records, or for help with using the service, please email the NBK helpdesk in the first instance at nbk@jisc.ac.uk.

Privacy and cookies

Privacy

Please see the Jisc privacy notice for information about how we manage personal data (at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice).

If you have any questions about this please email help@jisc.ac.uk.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser. They have a variety of uses including making web sites work more effectively and recording details of web site usage.

To find out more about cookies and how to manage them visit All About Cookies or AboutCookies.org. You will find information about how to manage cookies on the major web browsers.

Library Hub Compare uses cookies for three main reasons:

  • To manage your access to the service
  • To provide support for your use of the site
  • To record general usage information to help us understand our users and ensure we are providing the right support. This allows us to ask questions such as: 'last month what proportion of Library Hub Compare searchers used a mobile device such as an iPad?'

Details about Library Hub Compare cookie use are given below.

Cookies for Access Management

This cookie is used on Library Hub Compare to manage access to the service.

_shibsession Unique random number identifying a successful login.
This cookie is to determine whether the user is logged in via Single sign-on
Session (When the web browser is closed)

Cookies for Functionality

These cookies are used on Library Hub Compare to improve your website experience.

cookiebar This cookie is used to record your acknowledgement of our use of cookies 1 year

Cookies for Measuring Website Usage (Matomo)

Library Hub Compare and Jisc use Matomo to gather information, which helps Jisc understand how the service is being used and identify areas for improvement. Matomo is an open-source analytics tool and an alternative to Google Analytics. You can find out more about Matomo on their website.

Details of general Jisc cookie use is given at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/cookies

MATOMO_SESSID Stores a few details about a user, such as the unique visitor ID. 2 days
AWSALB Used to make sure the Matomo can cope with unexpected traffic. 7 days
AWSALBCORS Used to make sure the Matomo can cope with unexpected traffic 7 days

Cookies for Hotjar Survey June 2022

The following cookies are set for our 2022 Hotjar usage survey:

Relating to Feedback and Survey tools

Cookie name

Description

_hjClosedSurveyInvites

  • Set when a user interacts with an external link Survey invitation modal.
  • Ensures the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown.
  • 365 days duration.
  • Boolean true/false data type.

_hjDonePolls

  • Set when a user completes an on-site Survey.
  • Ensures the same Survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.
  • 365 days duration.
  • Boolean true/false data type.

_hjMinimizedPolls

  • Set when a user minimizes an on-site Survey.
  • Ensures that the Survey stays minimized when the user navigates through your site.
  • 365 days duration.
  • Boolean true/false data type.

_hjShownFeedbackMessage

  • Set when a user minimizes or completes a Feedback widget.
  • Ensures the Feedback widget will load as minimized if the user navigates to another page where it is set to show.
  • 365 days duration.
  • Boolean true/false data type.