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access

[′ak‚ses]
(civil engineering)
Freedom, ability, or the legal right to pass without obstruction from a given point on earth to some other objective, such as the sea or a public highway.
(computer science)
The reading of data from storage or the writing of data into storage.

access

(to post-compulsory education) the process of facilitating entry to formal learning for ‘non-traditional’ students (e.g. CLASS, ETHNIC GROUP, AGE GROUP and disability). Theoretically, entry may be hindered in various ways including economically, culturally and institutionally In practice, however, potential entrants may be confronted by a combination of these obstacles. Access researchers are particularly concerned with resisting and criticizing the application of‘deficit’ models to potential entrants. In attempting to explain instances of under- or non-participation such models sometimes ignore wider socio-economic and cultural factors and will look to the individual, claiming, for example, that ‘low aspirations’ are decisive and can be acted on directly See also ACCESS COURSES.

access

A means of approach, e.g., a road, street, or walk.

Access

(language)
An English-like query language used in the Pick operating system.

Access

(database, product)

access

(1) To store data on and retrieve data from a disk or other peripheral device. See access arm, access method and Microsoft Access.

(2) The entrance to the Internet or other online service or network.

(3) In computer security, the opportunity for use of a resource. See logical access and physical access.
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Mary Marugg -- At one time, there was the question of whether staff were inappropriately accessing camper medications (Ritalin) .This was when staff meds were stored with camper meds, and staff were allowed to access their own meds.
Nineteen percent of the health care organizations surveyed said that technology infrastructure was a barrier to accessing and leveraging the information necessary to achieve customer-focused business objectives.
However theft parents are not necessarily Internet savvy enough to lead students beyond what they already know about accessing and evaluating online information.
The experiences of scientists in accessing information have caused them to initiate and put forward several proposals to the government for funding the acquisition of library resources.
Shopping through the computer, booking airline reservations with a click of the mouse, accessing information instantly from all over the world and consulting overseas co-workers with the touch of a button are no longer just part of someone's wild imagination: they are happening every second in today's business environment.
In addition to a firewall, you can also deploy a security product that prevents outsiders from accessing data.
However, in the last year there have been other means of accessing the Digest established.
This latter approach is used by entities that wish to monitor which users are accessing a certain scanner, and is particularly popular among corporations that employ biometrics to keep tabs on who accesses a server room or other restricted areas.
This approach allows for faster access to archived data when needed and reduces the impact on the online system when accessing historical data in the production environment
(Smith, 1999) identifies three reasons for concern: (1) uncertainty about the technology and standards needed for migrating and accessing digital documents, (2) the high costs of maintaining these archives, and (3) the issues involved in establishing the authenticity of electronic documents (pp.
The program could be played back by accessing the firm's Net home page or intranet at the client's convenience.
During this entire process, customers, employees and end users are accessing their data rather than waiting for hours, as required with conventional data restoration techniques.

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