The NBK Contributors Web Site

At the moment our Contributor web site serves two main functions:

  1. It provides information and documentation relating to becoming an NBK contributor. See our Documentation page.
  2. And, once we have agreed that you will become a contributor, it provides access to the Contributor Dashboard where you will find our contributor questionnaires and information about the data supply process.

In future we are aiming to develop the Dashboard to provide information about your data supply, as well as tools for analysing and potentially upgrading your data. This is an area we have begun working on through our Community Data Groups.

Privacy

Contributor Dashboard Access

Access to the Contributor Dashboard is via Shibboleth/Athens with locally added Shibboleth entitlements. If you don't use Shibboleth within your institution we can provide Dashboard access via our Copac Identify Provider (IdP)

The Copac IdP allows access to the NBK Contributor Dashboard where you are not a member of the UK Access Management Federation or you are unable to establish your Shibboleth/Athens entitlement locally. The following information is needed for us to provide access via the Copac IdP and communicate with you. By providing this information you agree that you have asked us to process it as described in our standard privacy notice (at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice). You may instruct us to stop processing it at any time by deleting your details from the Copac IdP.

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Email Address

Contributor Contacts

We need a technical contact for each contributing institution to maintain effective data supply. The following information is needed for us to communicate with you about your data supply for the NBK. And as part of the service we will add your email address to the NBK contributor JiscMail list.

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Email Address

By providing this information in our Data Supply questionnaire you agree that you have asked us to process it as described in our standard privacy notice (at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice). You may remove your contact details from the Data Supply questionnaire at any time and tell us you no longer wish to be contacted about your library’s involvement in the NBK by emailing nbk@jisc.ac.uk. You can also unsubscribe from the JiscMail list at any time. However we will need an alternative contact for your library.

It is also valuable for us to have non-technical contacts within a contributing library, so we can keep in touch regarding service availability, opportunities for collection promotion, participation in service development and other service related communication. If you agree to this communication we will add you to the NBK Contributor JiscMail list. You may remove your contact details from the Data Supply questionnaire at any time and tell us you no longer wish to be contacted about your library’s involvement in the NBK by emailing nbk@jisc.ac.uk. You can also unsubscribe from the JiscMail list at any time. However we would appreciate an alternative contact for your institution.

Cookies

What are cookies and what are they used for?

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, where you will find information about how to manage cookies on the major web browsers.

NBK Contributor site: use of Cookies

Cookies for Access Management

We use cookies to allow you to sign in to the Contributor site and Dashboard via the UK Access Management Federation Shibboleth Identity provider or via the Copac Identity Provider. If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, you will be unable to sign in. The Shibboleth cookies also ensure you are given the correct personalisation, for example your Search History.

The privacy policy of the UK Access Management Federation is available at: http://www.ukfederation.org.uk/content/Documents/PrivacyPolicy

The table below shows the Shibboleth cookies in use [checked 18/05/2018]

Name Purpose Expires
_shibsession_ For the proper functioning of the Shibboleth single sign-on When you close your browser

Cookies for Functionality

These cookies are used on the NBK Contributor site to improve your website experience.

Name Purpose Expires
cookiebar Records your acknowledgement of our use of cookies 1 year
csrftoken Site security
SID Session ID 1 year
SSESS Allow the page to provide you with content

Cookies for Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)

The NBK team and Jisc use Google Analytics to gather information, which helps Jisc understand how the service is being used and identify areas for improvement. You can find details about how Google uses data at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. If you wish you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, see: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The table below shows the Google Analytics cookies in use [checked 06/09/2019]

Provider Name Description Expires
Google _ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
Google _gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
Google _gat Used by Google Analytics to minimise impact on the site's performance 1 minute

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Disclaimer

The NBK service has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate on the stated date of publication or last modification.It is possible that the information may be out of date, incomplete or the opinion of the author. It is advisable that you verify any information from this website before relying on it.

If you are aware of any errors within the site, please contact the NBK Helpdesk at help@jisc.ac.uk (please state that your enquiry is for the NBK team).

The NBK service accepts no responsibility for the consequences of error or for any loss or damage suffered by users of any of the information and material contained on this website or any site you may access through this site.

Links to Other Websites

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content and/or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The Jisc privacy statement https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice applies solely to information collected by Jisc services.

Record displays may include material drawn from external services or document specific links to relevant material provided by an external service. In some cases this results in the provision of your computer's IP address and the relevant document identifier (eg. ISBN) to the external service in order to enhance the records with document specific information or links.

Accessibility Statement

We have tried to make the NBK Contributor site accessible to everyone. Web accessibility is an ongoing concern which we work to improve; if you find you are having difficulties, either in searching the Library Hub services or using the website, please let us know and we'll see what we can do to help resolve the problem.

You can contact us at: nbk@jisc.ac.uk