Lectura Help and Accessibility Policy
If you notice an error or an omission on one of the site's pages, or if you encounter a problem, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form at your disposal.
Main Menu (vertical strip)
The main menu allows you to access all the sections of the portal. When you click on one of its tabs, the menu expands to give you a brief description of its contents.
Towns Menu (horizontal red strip)
This menu allows you to have a look at a presentation about each of the libraries participating in the Lectura portal.
A breadcrumb trail is always present below the Lectura strip. It allows you to see where the current page is in relation to the website's hierarchy.
This powerful tool lets you explore the wealth of documents and digitized collections made available by the public libraries of the Rhône-Alpes central cities. You can also use it to access the virtual exhibitions, the educational resources, the picture gallery and the Lectura links directory. This engine references all the site's contents. It can be used to look for specific items of data, and bring these together, without using the more habitual browsing tools. The "How do I look for a document?" paragraph supplies a detailed description of how to use this tool.
Logo at the top of the page
The Lectura logo at the top of the page takes you back to the home page.
The page footer gives you rapid access to various types of basic information relating to the whole site:
- ‘ About Lectura ’ is a presentation of the project and identifies the organizations that have participated in its implementation.
- ‘ Help and Accessibility ’ is a link to this page.
- ‘ Contact Us ’ is a form which is made available to you so that you can get in touch with the manager of this site.
- ‘ Site Plan ’ gives you a quick overview of the site's structure.
- ‘ Terms and Conditions ’ contains all the information relating to intellectual property with respect to the site and to usage rights.
How do I search for a document?
Searches on the Lectura site are always based on the words contained in the document descriptions.
For example, if you enter the word ‘Voltaire’ from the home page, you will get all the descriptions which contain the word ‘Voltaire’, wherever this word is to be found. The results will not distinguish between the books written by Voltaire and those which talk about Voltaire or even just refer to him in the notes. For a more precise search, you should use the interface which is accessible via the ‘Catalogues’ section.
You can also use Boolean operators. The search ‘Voltaire AND Candide’ will give you the descriptions which contain both the word ‘Voltaire’ and the word ‘Candide’. If no operator is supplied, a Boolean AND will be assumed by default. If you enter ‘Voltaire OR Rousseau’, you will get all the descriptions containing either the word ‘Voltaire’, or the word ‘Rousseau’. Finally, if you enter ‘Voltaire NOT Rousseau’, you will get results which contain the word ‘Voltaire’, but do not contain the word ‘Rousseau’.
Please pay attention to your word order. The search engine reads from left to right: ‘white OR black book’ is different from ‘black OR white book’. It is wiser to use brackets: ‘(black or white) AND book’ means that you are looking for the descriptions which contain the word ‘book’ and one of the other words, either ‘white’ or ‘black’.
The ‘Catalogues’ section allows you to use more specific criteria for your searches. You can direct your search to a specific area, such as author, title, subject, publisher, year of publication or a specific type of medium.
If you enter ‘Voltaire’ in the ‘author’ field, the results will list the documents written by Voltaire. If you enter ‘Voltaire’ in the ‘author’ field and ‘Candide’ in the ‘title’ field, you will only get the descriptions of copies of Candide by Voltaire. The criteria are cumulative in their effect, that is to say, a Boolean AND is effectively applied between all the criteria.
You can also use the blocks on the right of the screen to limit your search to one type of document (referenced documents or digitized documents) or to one or several libraries out of the eight covered by the site.
The selection or cancellation of a criterion is done by ticking the boxes or cancelling the ticks (the boxes are just in front of the corresponding criteria).
The descriptions which meet with the requirements of your search are displayed in the white area (in the middle of the page). The total number of results and their breakdown are shown on the right side of the screen. At the top of the screen there is a browsing strip (shown below) which enables you to move about within all the results that your search has produced.
The arrows make it possible for you to move from the first description to the last one, and from page to page. By default, there are 10 results per page. You can modify the number of results per page via the pull-down menu.
When you look at your results, you can choose to put some of them in a basket. To put a description into a basket, all you have to do is tick the box after the text add to basket. To remove the item, clear the box. To see the contents of your basket, click on the basket icon.
When you look at the contents of your basket, you can print out its contents or transmit the references by e-mail. The crossed-out basket icon can be used to empty your basket.
Compliance with W3C standards
This site complies with the standards laid down by W3C. The objective of this consortium is to lay down a full set of recommendations with respect to the computer languages used to set up Web pages (HTML, CSS style sheets, etc.) in order to get the best out of the Internet.
Consequently, this site can be used very effectively with both the latest generations of browsers, whilst remaining accessible to the oldest types.
This site is in compliance, via the AccessiWeb site, with Bronze level accessibility criteria as laid down by the BrailleNet association. According to this AccessiWeb site, compliance with these criteria means that the site has taken into account the main recommendations in terms of accessibility. It has a good level of accessibility, which makes it possible for handicapped people to consult it by using the appropriate technical aids (a Braille pad, screen reading software, vocal synthesis, etc.).
This quality label is a way of implementing the international recommendations of the W3C/WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), which are the WCAG 1.0. A site which is awarded the AccessiWeb Bronze label must have reached W3C/WAI Level A.